his diamond dances on in distant realms while his music here whispers of veiled light

pointing to the moon he covers his eyes
as cosmic rhyme covers his tongue

word paints sob sing and spark to dethrone the artifice or prophesy

while at his crossroads
he is half bird half man

one resplendent wing sprouts through suit and tie
elysian visions glimmer their luminous accord

shudder to think what earthly wealth crouched in wait
like so many silver linings untoward

between pen and signature marquee and letters stylus and vinyl shadows and blazing light

vale this greathearted guard all hail his true

-for sam mcnulty