For L. S.
When the person who died was only semi-famous,
the lesser known member of the band and not
the center ring of a paparazzi circus, you can’t
help wondering about the unrevealed details.
A relative belatedly announces the death, says
the deceased was a private person, lived abroad.
But who still loved him in the recent years,
who will miss him at the pub or coffeehouse,
who will take the dog?
T. Allen Culpepper