the poet doug draime
several days ago my partner in rhyme, jonathan hayes, emailed me the sad news doug draime died at the early age of 72 from a short, but intense bout with lung cancer. doug was -- is -- a small press poet, prolific as hell, and a good man. i knew doug by his poetry and the too few emails we exchanged over the span of a few years. this is a sad world, i am currently watching CNN with live coverage of the latest tragedy and my heart hangs heavy. but doug's example of life, love and poetry counterbalances my near despair of our fucked up world by making me want to stay, feel and be alive. the world is made a poorer place without doug draime in it.