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Tag: Death

So Long Old Friend

So Long Old Friend, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Our pet goat Walter, a five year old Nubian, lost his brave battle with life yesterday after being unable to recover from a choking episode on February 23rd. On that occasion, the vet came out to and tubed him to relieve the obstruction (possibly a piece of […]

The Long Road Home

december 20, 2009, originally uploaded by kevin s koepke. I am sitting in an armchair tucked in the corner of a room at The Ramada Inn. My father sits on the bed closest to the phone. The bed closest to me is stacked with the evidence of his recently itinerant life—old newspapers, crushed boxes of […]

Sad To Be Sorry

First Meal, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I’ve had enough Of words and games I don’t think I know you I can’t forget your name Your eyes are clear The way is strange The light’s in the hallway If you forget your way You were here to be only What you wanted anyway You were sad […]

In Memory

In Memory, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. This photo was taken by my grandfather in Princeton, New Jersey (circa 1968) when I was three and my brother was five. I adored and idolized my brother then, just as I would for his remaining 19 years. My grandfather was a tall and imposing presence; a taciturn classics […]

Death on The Farm

Whinny Looks For Her Mama, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. The backhoe arrives early, just after the garbage truck. The neighbor’s dogs let out a cacophony of barking, and are soon joined in howling unison by my own two dogs. The cock crows, sounding a sinister wake-up to the neighborhood. Opening the massive sliding barn door, […]