One of my very best friends succumbed to cancer this past Sunday, September 11, 2016. This is a reposting of a poem I posted in October, 2015, which is when I found out that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer & I wanted to let him know that I supported him in his struggle for health & life. I can’t be at the funeral this morning, but I can show support for him & his family & his friends with my poetry. Goodbye Mike … I loved you so very dearly.
(sonnet written at checker’s)
3 toms & a jake sitting at the bar
mid-afternoon at checker’s on friday
arguing about who putted under par
& if our nation is going the right way.
mike thomas is tending bar & singing
dirty lyrics to the songs we all know.
telling jokes & laughing as he’s bringing
drinks to all of us. he’s drinking his joe.
such a nice friday afternoon, drinking.
listening to conversations around me,
writing a little bit & thinking.
once in a while getting up to pee.
it’s a nice place to sit & have a beer.
i have to say that i do like it here.
© polly macdavid