—The horn heads in
making you turn
deep tones
pull you close
sauntering slowly
as the bass reminds you
the only way to move is now

The invitation is sent
the conversation sweet
slow and simmering
sustaining notes
hanging on
long in the air
defying gravity, sanity and
all other sounds
but for these
we would easily
trade in the universe
to slip-slide
with your eternal now,
Charlie Parker!