I Know You Are But What Am I?

Chris Lowry
5 min readNov 14, 2023

I know you are, but what am I?

Another icon dead and gone.

It happens.

Has happened.

Will happen.

And gonna happen even more as I get older.

Sinead O’Connor.

Pee Wee Herman.

These things come in threes, and though I don’t have to hold any sort of breath to wait, I know another is coming.

The weird way about this news being delivered was via headline.

I was standing in a graveyard talking to a rock.

Or if it’s marble, is it a sculpture?

A marker? A stone?

Either way, I was visiting a couple of ghosts after a tour of Pine Bluff, giving them updates and keeping them up to speed.

My phone gave a little buzz in my pocket, so I pulled it out to check.

Not to be rude to Mamaw and Papaw, but they’ve really got nothing but patience now.

The headline read: Paul Rueben, Pee Wee Herman, dead at…

There’s something sort of appropriate about getting the notice while standing among the headstones.

It made me sad though.



Chris Lowry

Author at https://payhip.com/ChrisLowryBooks Runner writing books both fiction and non fiction, crypto investor, real estate and urban renewal.