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Radio Times For Jack Foley                                  Jack Foley

                          Nina Serrano
                                                                        to Nina Serrano
               We had just begun working together                Dear Nina, what can I say to truth

               On our first or second program                    except to thank you for telling it
               While we were on the air                          You were there for so much of the
               Marilla Arguelles entered the sound               strangeness
               studio                                            and difficulty of my life
               to bring food for Adele because of a              Grief watered my eyes like a
               stomach problem                                   parched front lawn
               The next show Adele was in the                    as I thought of the years and years
               hospital with cancer                              and wondered what I could do
               You cried on the air as you then did              when so much of my life had been
               for 8 months after she died                       doubled
               It kept me on my toes to keep the                 Not Jack but Jack and...
               pace of the show going                            No one was more amazed than I
               while honoring the copious tears                  when a young woman entered my
               that were flowing                                 life

               Though you never missed a beat or                 and dried so many tears with her
               a poem                                            love
               Reality and recorded reality                      You, Adelle, Sangye--what women I
               balancing each other                              have been blessed with!
               The renewing miracle of love for                  Intelligent, creative, loving women
               Sangye filled the sound booth                     who opened their hearts
               with spring
                                                                 and said heart's truth
                                                                 to my longing, dazzled mind.
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