To Dom


Tears of a grieving

mother, stained in red tribute

where he used to skate.


by Scooj


  • I was deeply moved today when I met a lady roughly my age spraying a cardboard stencil tribute to Dom. I stopped to ask her who Dom was. She told me through her tears that he was her son, aged 21, who died two days ago on a basketball court. Too tragic for words. Sometimes life is just so very tough. Such sadness. As a boy Dom used to skate here at Dean Lane skate park.




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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

2 thoughts on “To Dom”

    1. Oh me too. Such a sad story. I am so moved that his mother was out there spraying the tribute in the places where he used to hang out, fully understanding the context in which he lived – skating and basketball. A mother’s love.

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