Michael O'Neill died in 2003. He was an angry, aggressive, arrogant, rude and obnoxious fellow while he was alive, but I must have really liked him because I miss him a lot. Here are some poems his friends have written about him. One of them is by his close friend, the world famous street poet, Julia Vinograd, aka the Bubble Lady. One of them is mine.
For O'Neill, Who Died
Death Came For O'Neill
Michael O'Neill Takes on the Universe
I am not alone among people who had a lot of trouble putting up with him who now are sad he is gone. Berkeley's Mediterraneum Caffe will not be the same without him.