Obituary for May 25 2020 by Richard-Yves Sitoski

POEM NAME: Obituary for May 25, 2020 AUTHOR NAME: Richard-Yves Sitoski POEM: Today he will be survived by. In his 46th and 18th year. In his 12th year. In his 6th year. It is with great sadness that. Today he will be survived by uniform. He will be fondly remembered by. He will be fondly remembered by his brothers, his sisters, his mother, his father, his sons, his daughters. It is with great sadness that today he will be survived by shirt and tie. Today he will be survived by hegemony. Today he was predeceased by his brothers, his sisters, his mother, his father, his sons, his daughters. He fondly remembers those who predeceased him. He will be survived by fire, by broken glass, by groundswell. He will be survived by placard. He will be survived by thumbs removed from scales. Today suddenly. Today after a long illness. It is with great sadness that suddenly after a long illness. It is with great sadness that suddenly. It is with great sadness. END OF POEM. CREDITS: Copyright © Richard-Yves Sitoski Forthcoming in in Richard-Yves’ Owen Sound Poet Laureate legacy project, No Sleep ‘til Eden, which will be a multimedia book of poetry on environmental and social justice themes that features augmented reality still images, animation, music and video Richard-Yves Sitoski is a songwriter, performance poet, and the 2019-2021 Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, Ontario. He is also the Interim Artistic Director of the 2022 Words Aloud festival. He has released two books of verse, brownfields (Ginger Press, 2014) and Downmarket Oldies FM Station Blues (Ginger Press, 2018), and a CD of spoken word poetry, Word Salad (2017). His poems have appeared in many journals, including The Maynard and Barren Magazine, and as part of Brick Books’ Brickyard spoken word video series.