On hearing the sad news that Jack Micheline died Friday morning, February 27, 1998, alone on a BART train running from San Francisco to Orinda….

Jack Micheline, painter, poet, the guy next to you at the bar, boho, true spirit, grizzled guzzler of all the U.S. could offer, pappy, sappy, smart sass and free-flow po. RIP, Brother Man. No one can keep you out of Heaven.

Jack rides last train to Orinda
Sweet sleep (free fare!), ne’er surrender
The artful codger, origibeat
Pure poet, soulful, now complete