General Poetry posted May 14, 2018

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An American Tragedy

A Photographic Journey

by Artasylum

Standing, staring, deathly stiff 
Studying the strangers through the hole 
They're whispering and in uniform, 

Opening the door, I await news 
They hesitate, then begin, 

His Pathfinder flew off a cliff... 
Taking a decade of love down with him 
They're sure, he never saw it coming, 

It happened yesterday around dusk 
Perched at the top of a cliff, 

Photographing his love of nature 
He had a panoramic view surround
And didn't see what would befall him, 

Loop in hand, I keep him close 
Scanning through the shots he captured. 

***I have a lifetime to relive his vision*** 


Rick Carson was Johnny Carson's middle child. Johnny was the King of Late Night in America. He was kind enough to track me down in the greater San Francisco area all the way Santa Rosa. John found where one of my friends... A twilight moment for me because I had no idea how he John had no information to go on. He wanted to make sure I didn't hear about Rick's death on the evening news.
Rick and I were together for 12 years until he was killed on an auspicious Summer Solstice.
A parent should never have to bury a child.

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