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PANAMA 66

It’s summer time in San Diego

and i’m sitting in Balboa Park

sipping vino and diggin’ Jazz

as we celebrate Gilberto’s birthday

and his combo’s groove  inspires

souls to soar into Jazz Heaven

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REQUIEM FOR A FRIEND

Life blossomed in bosom

A flower planted amidst decay

So soon the petals lost their luster

faded in the faceless throng  

driven to follow signposts

made by monopolists:

Profits for the billionaires

Social injustice and economic

 inequality for the poor

His audacious spirit

and smiling face

concealed the secret of his fate

Behind blue eyes that sparkled

lurked despair

In his heart a vestigial light 

was burning

He yearned for peace of mind

For purpose

A streak of silver hair 

a grey cloud on his horizon

harbinger of death’s arrival–

Tormenting days and nights

end when death mercifully arrives