Happy Birthday, Mark

Unsleeping, or Freezing, or Treading Water
Funny, your stitch
in my side now aches
under my breast
as your leprechaun voice
chills to eskimo breath
& washes out like sand
on Popponesset Beach.
Death comes so early
this time of year--
Reposting this on Mark Kelliher's birthday. Also, International Pat Benatar Day. Miss you, Mark.