Sunday, June 15, 2014
I composed the following as I rode the subway home from seeing my mother last Mother's Day. My truck still in Florida I rented a car from Manhattan and on the way back from returning it I made these observations. My mother taught me about diversity. Not with words, but with deeds. She taught me tolerance and above all she taught me forgiveness. I hope all of you can forgive me for my indulgence.
at the platform
To feel a mass of subway
Sweep by so close
To his chin
Jamming his rap
Holding the doors in place
For late ones through the gate
His brand of street love
Rising above sewers and
Who-ers and doers of nasty deeds to others not their brothers
From behind blind thieves of the bright, bringers of night
That's the foe he fights
Right. That's the sight he
No fright but for those who mean harm.
Thems he wants to disarm sound the alarm send them back to the farm.
Subway tunnel loops around with sounds of
Underground city without
so gritty the white rat and the black rat are both gray in the endless track of night without day saying the say. Playing the play. Avenging the wronged and staying the stay. 450 years ago he was in chains. 450 years later his life has no chance but to perpetuate misery? Now misery has company and brand names and P Diddy. Maybe there is a way up from the steel dust of rails to nowhere laid down and spiked by his Grand Pare from back again to here and there. Down the pike up the junction no moment but for suction in totality of the diction compressed in reduction cannibalized and destabilized as force of history moves beyond mystery and into the realm
of the unknowable.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Dear friends and beloved family, after 85 amazing years my mom passed away peacefully in her sleep early this morning. Please find below details of the proceedings if you are interested. Thank you all in advance for your well wishes and love. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a Veteran's Association of your choice in her name would be welcome.
Loving sister, wife, mother and friend, Rose Mary Annibale nee Talerico late of Wheaton Pointe, East Windsor, NJ, originally of Dunmore, PA, passed peacefully June 7, 2014 . Preceding her were her husband the late Carl S. Annibale (2003) and brother the late Joseph Talerico. She is survived by her three daughters : Martha R. Metacarpa of Plymouth Meeting, PA, Patricia A. Ciulla and husband John Ciulla of Rockland County, NY, Susan Shaw and husband Joseph Shaw of Arlington, VA, her son Mark David Ransom and wife Jen-Scott Mobley of Brooklyn, NY and step children Carlene Kelly, Susan Ramsaroop, Anthony Annibale, Teresa Balzarano, and Carl S. Annibale Jr., 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her brothers Paul Talerico, Carmen Gilotte, and Carlo Gilotte and her sisters Mary Butta and Caroline Rose as well as many, many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She cherished her mother, Serafina, her friends, her children and above all...family.
Viewing will take place on Wednesday June 11th from 9am -12 noon with service immediately following at...
M. David DeMarco Funeral Home
205 Rhode Hall Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Please forward to any family you know of. Thank you so much.
"Now cracks the noble heart...may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest..."