shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Marc Swan


Organ Recital

for Sheldon, still kicking the tires

Three thousand miles is a long drive. Memories
have a way of negating distance, especially when
iPhones pave the way. My good friend and I talk
on a regular basis, usually monthly, sometimes more
of the lives we live, one coast to the other, changes
in routine, women we've loved or love now, family.
After a review of books, film, concerts, subject shifts.
The body electric becomes a focal point: conditions,
medications, surgeries, often minor though who knows
what lurks ahead. Our personal organ recital: not just
survival or who has fewer bottles of meds; talking
good along with the bad, eyes on the open road.