After Words #2 : Blue Dive
(after Esbjorn Svenson and Phillip Larkin)

Larkin wouldn't approve I dare say.
"Crossover for radio heads?"
 -  Arch  library eyebrow
 -  Wipe fishbowl lens glasses.

__________

But in 2002 you tripped me
and I fell in a slow dive

past arpeggio clouds into indigo chords
stretched out at liquid blue earth

                  flying

                       tumbling

                            then
 
                  t
                                 w
                 i
                              s
                  t
                           i
                 n
                       g

                 in
                     time
                        and
                            in
                       space
               feeling the
         the rain
     roll up
     my face
        hearing the air rush 
                     slow down to
                       Viaticum
                Seven days
       of falling
    turning
     to
decades 

       No
splash
has
     ever
          been
         heard
       No
 rip
   entry
     will
      ever
    be
     seen       
__________

Larkin might not approve,
maybe, who can say now?
(Didn't he find a kind word
for Coltrane at the end?)

Maybe you're friends now.
Who can say ?