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William Goresko was an avid landscape photographer, a lover of backpacking and the outdoors, a voracious reader of classical literature and ardent fan of classical music as well as 60s rock and folk music. He also loved cooking and watching Sixers basketball games. He was a floor sander by trade. In 1984 at age 32 he was rendered quadriplegic in a car accident and lived for 24 more years. He retained his love of life and had a strong will to live. All poems were written a few years after the accident, typed one letter at a time, using a sip and puff device. Poems were submitted by his wife Cheryl.

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The Lawnmower's Lullaby (6/02/91)
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Identity Crisis
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Black Cat (5/11/90)
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Paradise Missed (7/8/89)
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The Crucible
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Nightfall with Bats
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The River
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A Reed-Thin Life
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Life on the Edge
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Gift of the Purling Sea
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Kites
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Summer Rhythms
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Swans
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The Day's End (7/2/88)
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Sunday Afternoon (5/1/88)
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Icarus Reborn (10/15/89)
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Moon Song (1/22/89)
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Behind the Veil (11/20/87)
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Last Day of Winter - May Day, 1992
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A Valentine Card (2/15/88)
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My Tears Form Rivers (1/13/88)
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Digging Up Old Bones with my Father (8/17/89)
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A High Wire Artist (9/15/88)
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Autumn Sense (10/7/89)
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To You, Ludwig (3/17/88)
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