In Memory of Larry Taylor, class of 1965

Posted on July 10, 2013
In the Autumn of a Friendship

We came up on Merner Street,
I on the east and he on the west.
Our growing was almost parallel
Like the maples of Merner
That told the spring yards where to stop.

Resembling those broad-shade giants,
We painted the street blotchy on sunny days,
Putting down callow roots,
Twisted together and tangled
In the dark earth beneath the pavement.

High above where time and fences couldn't reach
The years whispered past us on friendly wind.
Rich foliage splendid with autumn
Separated, drifted and fell gently in shades of sienna
Blanketing the earth with recollection.

He left early, in the autumn of our friendship.
His parting hope crafted words for spring
But he was dressed for the colors of winter.
I know we will summer again
If only in the sunshine of our memories.

Lynn E. Nielsen
March 1996


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  1. susan spray | Aug 22, 2016
    Lynn, Larry got me started with the so many 60's bands, Pam and I would listen to his drums and whatever he had on the turntable. A great big bro

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