I felt compelled to reblog this post. I’ve known of Marcus for a while now and hoped one day to see his signature (((Awoooo))) on one of my posts. I never did go “check him out” or follow his blog. I can’t get over my peculiar thing about boys or big time bloggers should follow me first and then I won’t look like a dork follow monkey.
After reading his joint post with John over at JMC813 and loving the work so much, I’d decided to ignore my idiosyncrasy and just follow. I came to his blog only to see the heart wrenching note from Marcus’ wife.
I can’t say for sure why this makes me so very sad. Projecting a bit perhaps… I got word this afternoon that my Nanny is failing fast and I can’t imagine my life without her. A wealth of moments that I will cherish forever
Perhaps it’s because I won’t know the kind words or encouragement from a respected fellow poet who was known and admired for just that.
It may even be simply the senseless nature of his death. It echoes that of my best friend when I was a teenager and my emotions can’t help but draw the parallel and project my feelings.
I hope that his wife Felicia will take some small comfort in seeing the outpouring of love and support that Marcus inspired.
Marcus, I’m sorry that I didn’t take the opportunity to know you when I might have done. I know the poets and writers who did, expressed great admiration for you and your work.
Walk with Bailey on this next part of the journey. I will wish you a safe passage with a little bit of sage and sweetgrass tonight.
I may even howl just a little…
Kei, The Eclectic Poet
Originally posted on High in the Woods:
Hello, my name is Felicia, Marc’s wife.
My apologies for using his blog, this will be brief but with a heavy heart
Marc was out walking our oldest Bailey at 3am this morning and they were both struck by a passing car. Both died at the scene of accident. I’ve been told not to mention any details for now. He was very excited on his latest poem written with John and as there have been messages sent, I wanted to let you know that Marc wont be replying, I’m so sorry. I know he loved your community. When he talked about the friends he’s made his eyes just light up. Thank you for welcoming him and supporting what he called his high.
Wishing you all Happy Holidays and please, please, please, do not drink and drive.