August 2006

Chip Cassin


Chip Cassin This marks an author's first online publication Chip Cassin is a new contributor to this publication. He spends his time in Northern California with his wife and two daughters. His main source of income is technology consulting.

he's still inside of me
with his hat flipped back.
breeze on his face
thumb out
taking it to the limit—
the next car passing by.

I remember him thinking of me once
"never be afraid" he said
reaching out a comforting hand
across the decades

to this noisy moment, fraught
with a wife. two kids. two cars
and a tighter belt.

I think he knew I would hear him now
with the sun sinking low on the other horizon
creeping slowly toward the night



Chip Cassin: Poetry
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