August 29, 2016, Prescott-
Far from here, in an historic colonial house,
a funny man breathed his last, today.
There is so much,
and there are so many roles,
by which to remember him.
Like all comics, he was complex.
Like anyone who knew joy,
and then lost it,
he felt anger at that loss.
Like anyone who became known
for a particular role,
he longed for the next project,
the one which would give him his due.
Like anyone who learned to love again,
he held on to that love,
and gave it back,
The Waco Kid,
Jerome Silberman gave us all a long run,
of both laughs and tears.