For Roy (Roy Hargrove)

it is mesmerizing

how you speak

so eloquently


your instrument.

you live!

through the notes

of fire

and water

and blues…

i would have missed you

had you not been

so brilliant,

so diligent,

so committed 

to leave such a legacy;

a catalogue of amazing


and expressions

to remind us

that you were

and that you thrived

in service


in love.

you live!
Linda Tauhid