Philip Seymour Hoffman #2

an actor's grief long day:

this long abyss now steady

by our side, whether you

knew him or knew about him,

what's left is sadness for

those of us 

having lost a mentor.


his life's kind words and

craft's compassion showed us

how to work, and be the actors

we want to be.


there are so few,

so damn few left who live this way,

private moments made public

so many times that you confuse

your tears for joy,

and find yourself running

through the city more alive than Lazarus.