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this is dedicated to my friend josh who died early saturday morning. i love him and i miss him and there's so much i didn't get to tell him before he died. he was the nicest kid ever...i know everybody says that about people who have passed away, but seriously...there was nobody who didn't like josh. 
 
joshua p. brubaker  
8.25.1985 - 5.3.03 
 
 
 
i wish i could remember why i called you ungooey 
in that e-mail i sent you last august. 
i figure it's probably got something to do with 
the night we got lost in the park. 
you took me to a place away from the trail 
where we could watch the sunset in the creek's reflection. 
i took a picture that night of only the upside down rippling trees. 
everything else stands out in my mind 
like my own personal still-frame summer. 
i was scared when we found out how lost we were 
but you stayed strong and brave. 
i feared we be stuck there forever but now 
that fear seems so silly because  
i'd give the world to be lost with you once again.


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The following comments are for "photograph"
by kailani24

profoundly personal
kailani~

I normally shy away from commenting on pieces as obviously personal as this one, but in this case I felt the need to say both I am sorry for your loss, and that you have expressed the grief you are feeling beautifully and without cliche in this poem. It's a truly haunting piece, and I look forward to reading more from you.

( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: May 10, 2003 )

.............
I completely agree with Bartleby, this is a beautiful piece, a fitting memory.

Cat

( Posted by: c.lynagh [Member] On: May 10, 2003 )

great
This is a great piece. I grew up with Josh, and was a best friend of him and his family. He was a great guy, and bringing him to life through art will make sure he'll never fade.

( Posted by: Soulfree77 [Member] On: January 8, 2004 )





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