a toast to Donald Martinus

poetry December 28, 2012

A Toast to Donald Martinus


Thoughts on life
that leaves us smiling
because of a handshake, a brushstroke
a word from memory

on life
that shows us
stories of boots, shoelaces
rubber bands
wet paintbrushes

on life
that dances
on the bottom of bitter
filled bottles and cups and  teary glasses
and mouths and thoughts and sights

on life
that pushes and prods
removes and divides
attracts and is tranquil
through routines and laughs

on life
lived and left
for us to remember
and pour a drink for.



RIP Tio Donny