the_poem_guyThey had a memorial for my old friend, Dr. Cyd, Friday night in Boulder. He had a problem with drinking, was 67, lived in a trailer park in Boulder, and had "health problems". He went outside to have a cigarette, passed out, and froze to death.
I knew Cyd for 30 years. He always made me at ease, and happy.
His passion was making sculpture out of found objects. Boulder has some very chunky trash. I actually knew at least 4 people that made a living picking trash out of dumpsters and selling it at yard sales. Cyd "dumpstered" for stuff to make beautiful things out of. I LOVED his work.
I wrote this poem on Thursday, and later came home to a charming acCYDent. The poem was laying on my computer keyboard. I was hanging out with a friend getting stoned when I spill my Corona directly onto the my computer keyboard. I quick snatched the bottle and set it down, AGAIN it fell pouring beer all over my computer.
So I quick unplug the thing, and held it upside down wondering what to do. I grabbed a towel and flipped the computer over to wipe off what was on the surface, only to realize there was no spill on the keyboard, only the computer body. Cyd's poem, laying across my keyboard, saved it. I was so grateful.
Later I found it charming that his poem drank up the beer, leaving stained, a sort of trashed art.
For that reason I call this poem BEER BATTERED.
The Good Doctor Cyd
dead and gone
get out of the theater
before the shit show begins
Who am I kidding?
the good soul who saw beauty in trash
maybe he ducked out to get a quick incarnation
and get back when the piles are everywhere
Walmart meets Syria
right about when people are tired of the wars
right about when the world is ready to exhale
and start over
In a wind of inspiration
you will be there
a gleaming eyed teenager
whistling a tune
When The Saints Come Marchin
for the healing, Good Doctor
for the healing
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- stevewh0Beautiful poem bill, sorry about your buddy..
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