I am no good at funerals.

I would have been no good at Joes.

I am going to miss Joe.

I am going to miss Joe’s words.

His powerful presence

Behind the mic.

His never give up words

Pulling no punches

Telling you he was real.

On Mothers Day

We lost a poet

A friend

A warrior

A survivor.

We lost a poet with

ice in his veins

And a warm heart.

An ever long tribute

To Joe’s greatness

I’m going to miss Joe

But his worlds will live on

In Saudades


Jason Wright is the founder and Editor of Oddball Magazine. His “Jagged Thoughts” column appears weekly.