December 5, 2006

Ode to Matt Mason

Matt MasonMatthew Mason, a member of the local band Bad Blood, passed away last week. The following poem was written by friend and fellow musician, Darren Rappa. —EditorA boy and his cat,as innocent as that.A simple explanation to relieve the situation,yes, we would be grateful for that.But nothing makes sensewhen things become so intense,that reality slips away —and one fleeting moment decides our fate.But I will always rememberA smart-ass grin, underneath a red cap,a hearty laugh at your misfortune,conceded by a consoling pat on your back.An endless tirade, into a cynical rant,Interrupted by, “Hey y’all, look at that cute little kitty cat!”A boy and his cat,as simple as that.We loved knowing you Matthew Mason,and we are grateful for that.—Darren Rappa