Aside from the statutory ton of shit
We leave behind,
And the echo of whatever the hell it was
I was trying to say on this planet,
I want my atoms
To go on making love and trouble
When I die die die.
So here lies R.C.
Tried to make sense of it all -- couldn't.
Tried to use the great gift of life -- didn't.
Tried to love more than himself -- wouldn't.
-- Panama, January 22, 2005