Robin Williams

a young 20’s something
football player friend of mine
reminded me how Robin Williams entertained him
when he was a child watching reruns of Mork and Mindy

and I recall as a 60’s something
how Robins Williams entertained me
from Mork to John Keating and beyond
throughout my entire adult life

we both are sad 
beyond words
that are empty vessels anyway
too small for their cargo

enormous feelings overwhelm me
trying, it seems, to burst forth 
from the center of my being
and once free, gain explosive control

but constraint is manifest
as I use words too small
to name how I feel

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