Thank you for such a lovely comment. I have written very little recently on Medium. I felt that no one was really reading, but you inspired me to consider posting again. I can feel you are dealing well with your grief.
I was traveling in Europe recently and was told an interesting story in a wine bar. It began, “Oh, you published a book of poetry; my cousin did his BA in poetry, family was against it, of course, what can you do with a degree in poetry!….” I am raring to write it — as soon as I can. Watch for it! I’m tempted to call it, “The Porno Poet.”