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Memento: Rod H. Ash, Grave + Poem, 2017

On my birthday August 16, 2017, I found myself in Provo, Utah sleeping in yet another bed in which someone died. 

I try to forget about the day and it’s entirety, fiddled with assembling chapbooks as gifts, stamping inky thumbprints on them and giving them to folks who i pretend were pleased, and reading poems by Richard Brautigan.

Then the potter Marty Kendall and I went to see the grave of our dear pal Rod Howard Ash who passed away shortly before at an untimely age. I brought him a poem on vintage hotel letterhead written when I heard about his death wow meandering seas between the Suez. Somewhere in Aqaba or Olympia. (note: inspired a cycle of the “Items: Forgotten” series called “Time Traveller“). 

This marker was a temporary one, apparently is changed now. I think about this kind man all the time, so much style so much cool. Ugh. 

Worth noting a few months before, during memorial day weekend, we threw a party called “creepers and chums” as a tribute to him and my mother who well, also died.

PS Later that night we went to see Rod’s best pal Mikael Lewis perform and he sang a song we wrote about yet another dead pal Foster

Engineer in Istanbul (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 7, Espionage)

Engineer in Istanbul (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)
Engineer in Istanbul (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)

Surveys Come Pre-checked (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 7, Espionage)

Surveys Come Pre-checked (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)
Surveys Come Pre-checked (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)

Stamps Inky with Indifference (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 7, Espionage)

Stamps Inky with Indifference (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)
Stamps Inky with Indifference (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)

No Transmissions Reach Rowboats (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 7, Espionage)

No Transmissions Reach the Rowboats (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)
No Transmissions Reach Rowboats (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)

Insist on Compliance (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 7, Espionage)

Insist on Compliance (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)
Insist on Compliance (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)

Future Splendid (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 7, Espionage)

Future Splendid (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)
Future Splendid (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)

Divide Amorous from Truculent (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 7, Espionage)

Divide Amorous from Truculent (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)
Divide Amorous from Truculent (aerogramme) – Items: Forgotten (vol. 6, Espionage)

800 Years He Wandered – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)

800 Years He Wandered – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation) -- Template
800 Years He Wandered – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation) — Template

Adelaide Epiphany – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)

Adelaide Epiphany – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)
Adelaide Epiphany – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)

Shaggy Black Dog (annotated) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)

Shaggy Black Dog (annotated) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)
Shaggy Black Dog (annotated) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)

Bedouin Shroud (hand) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)

Bedouin Shroud (hand) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)
Bedouin Shroud (hand) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 6, Circumnavigation)