to the front of the magazine.
Perhaps he views his poem with sadness and pleasure
from that unknown land awaiting us all.
He invites us into his world of love and travel
writing for this small magazine for years,
a welcome escape from problems and fears.
I felt he relished penning his verses
and his demise has shaken me,
a reminder of my own brittle mortality.
Although I never met the man
his words ensure I stare into his soul,
it's a fitting tribute to discover
one of his fine poems on the cover.