art by the feral artist
Tim Tipton was first seduced by the craft of poetry when he read the "Panther" by Rainier Marie Rilke. He has written poetry that has been featured in ART/LIFE, Askew, The San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, and the on-line journal poeticdiversity. Tim is a graduate of California State University of Northridge where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. He also received a degree in Substance Abuse counseling.
What I Want to Do
for Andre Levi
I asked myself what do I do when you know
a friend is dying?
This is all I can think of to do
What I want to do is turn the clock back.
What I want to do is to go back in time
What I want to do is to reach inside and
take out what is bad and make you well again
I can’t do that
All I can do is remember our times together.
The color of the sun beating down on us as
we walked up State Street, Santa Barbara at 7 P.M.
My shadow among yours, the cold air
of the Pacific wind blowing
against our faces driving out to Ojai, traveling a dark road
I want to remember how you smiled
I want to remember how you made me
laugh when you whispered in my ear something
I want to remember that I love you
How I valued your friendship
I want to remember all that we gave to each
other so freely and graciously
This is all I what to do