Sonnet: In Summa Summit
John Kendall Hawkins
In memory of Chick Corea, recently released
Pretty, I've got a postcard picture mind
that finds windows inside a supermax
where lost time and space are a double bind --
the phenomenology of the sax
remembered from all-night pot-toked jazz fests,
Chick Corea's Return to Forever,
Mahavishnu Orchestra's playful rests,
the brain a cell block: never, ever.
Climbing Mount Never Rest, all sherpa sure
on the white disappearing trails ahead,
I move by instinct, my motives are pure,
samsara release, the Book of the Dead.
When time and space come to set my "soul" free
I'll melt in the music's infinity.
(Article changed on February 24, 2021 at 11:29)