The Takeaway


Sam Szafran (aka Samuel Berger)

I will follow you quietly, patiently, wherever you chose to go

I won’t make a sound

say a word,

I wont sneeze or cough or wheeze when I am cold.


I will only revel in your senses

delight in what makes you laugh or groan with pleasure

I will take the shape that pleases your eye

obediently  parrot with conviction  anything you say.


I will be the ghost of what I could have been

a shade of who I never was

a living cadaver, I embalmed myself

I will be perfect in your love.

The Crow and the Cemetery Cat

RDP Tuesday: CROW

Over 15 years ago,

I think it was in May

a very curious crow

followed me from grave to grave

Photo A.M. Moscoso

He danced a little here, he danced a little there

when he cawed to me merrily,

it sounded like a purr

Photo A.M. Moscoso

But of one thing I am most sure

as we chatted and explored the graves

the cemetery cat

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Did not 

Photo A.M. Moscoso



*Photos taken at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home and Cemetery

May 19th 2008

The Hallow Heart

PROMPTUARIUM Prompt: She Was Sad

Stitched together

glued together

fastened together with  pins and ribbon and tape

I am a gift, a treat, I will make you feel

loved, wanted, cherished.

I am here to make your house a home

and love you

I will love you, I promise, I swear

A soulmate with no soul.

That is me.

The nightmare of your dreams.