S.F. Tomajczyk

American Author and Poet

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A Life Becomes A Poem

June 2, 2012

Tags: Marina Keegan, Whitman, Yale

Every day thousands of people die in the United States. Unless one of those deaths directly or tangentially impacts us, such as the death of a friend or family member, most of us rarely acknowledge the ether of mourning swirling about. It usually takes a particularly unfair, gruesome or heart-breaking death to spur us to a “Tsk, tsk, how tragic” shake of the head.

I had that moment last night. And while I am admittedly a sensitive and empathetic soul, the death of Marina Keegan was especially painful to me. (more…)