You got quite a ride

the day the cat flipped

over and I wasn’t yet

adept at righting

a capsized sail boat.

You, the first

in a long series

of “could-have-beens” have been the

hardest to clear from


brain. Canandaigua

remains your home, and

if, as they say, heart dictates

where our homes are then

this is another

choice not made,

strike two, if you will.

This heart first throbbed for you; yet

I never moved the

Way you had

To have me

move, even uttering that


jewels” line.  Legend

has it another

trumpet man

entered, but I still have the

letters you

sent to Holderness.

All’s well, good to hear.

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