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…
Blessed Be
Kateri Darkwolf
Kei, The Eclectic Poet

4 thoughts on “Marcus

  1. I am in such a state of shock and disbelief over the passing of such a beautiful person and writer. One that I didn’t know well but was PROUD to call friend. Thank you for this re-blog and your kind truths as well Karin. you are beautiful.


    • I’m feeling the same and thinking of all the wonderful opportunities we miss, for whatever reason. I hope that all of us who knew Marcus well or only in passing will keep this in mind as we go forward. We only have the time we’re given. What a gift Marcus had to touch so many in the time he had. I hope for the same. Take good care John.


    • Same, Joy. Still a little shocked, still thinking some of those cliches about death and the end of things…
      I guess there are sayings because they serve as reminders.
      I’m reminded that tomorrows aren’t promised. I intend to live my todays.


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