A Tribute to my friend, D. Buch

you lived your whole life
exclaiming infinitesimally
the POV of a gentle, ridiculed heart
may you rest in peace…

prayer is my precious inner wreath
words whispered
to God
and to you
wish i could’ve attended your funeral

creeping tears rise
gazing at
flipped shadows and
shards of sunlight where
heartbreak and nature become one

no more cards, letters
bizarre phone calls
you, running out of cigarettes
so long ago…

instead,

i will listen
to you
through seashells
and receive your energy

wherever one’s wounds go
know that i saw them
from your perspective
and you WERE understood,
respected and loved,
my cherished friend

your passion for photography
brought great joy
cured my moth phobia
gave us a unique understanding of
your relationships with
foxes
turtles
sunsets
swamp life and
Virginia

lastly,
for a writer respectfully decked out in gum wrappers and stickers
(private joke)
you sure were “lost in poetry”
see you where the sun shines brightest
love always
by mary ann blinkhorn

*Please note:  This is a rough draft that I’ll probably revise, later.

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27 thoughts on “A Tribute to my friend, D. Buch

  1. 2ndhalfolife says:

    I’m sorry if you lost a friend…great tribute.

  2. Mama Cormier says:

    Lovely tribute to your friend.

  3. A beautiful expression of the closeness of friends who shared precious and memorable moments in life. I lost my best friend suddenly, two years ago on the 14th. It’s difficult to use words to express the sorrow adequately. Yu did a great of of doing just that. Blessings and I’m sorry for your loss. Debbie

  4. May you find peace through the memories and solace in his energy.
    Hugs!

  5. Reblogged this on Frederick Anderson and commented:
    I love this post. No more to be said.

  6. A beautiful piece. I have reblogged on Frederickanderson.

  7. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Your friend sounds like a person who had a big impact. (Loved your “exclaiming infinitesimally”.)

    Beautiful homage.

  8. Mary Ann, who wonderfully touching your fond and loving farewell. Beautifully crafted and heartfelt.

  9. Resa says:

    Tears & cheers to your dear departed friend… and to you! _Resa

  10. Lovely, Mary Ann. Loss is such a powerful spade for wonderful words.

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