Imagine Elton John's "Funeral For A Friend" playing as you read this.
Jaimes Palacio, someone of importance in the Orange County poetry community, has now shunned me. He unfriended me on Facebook--apparently because of the blog post below the one you're reading now (which I also put onto Facebook).
Here's my comment: I thought up until now that Jaimes and I were at least acquaintances, appreciated him and his poems and I have never given him any choose-me-or-them conditions re friendship during the decade I knew him. Time for a chorus of Taps.
[POSTSCRIPT 8/30/2010: At least I'm not banned from Jaimes' readings at Gypsy Den Grand Central in Santa Ana. But otherwise, whatever there was is over now.]