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And how sweet a story it is

when you  hear Charlie Parker

tell it,

either in records or at sessions,

or at official bits in clubs,

shots in the arm for the wallet,

gleefully he Whistled the



anyhow, made no difference.


Charley Parker, forgive me-

forgive me for not answering your eyes –

for not having made an indication

of that which you can devise –

Charley Parker, pray for me –

pray for me and everybody

in the Nirvanas of your brain

where you hide, indulgent and huge,

no longer Charley Parker

but the secret unsayable name

that carries with it merit

not to be measured from here

to up, down, east, or west –

– Charley Parker, lay the bane,

off me, and every body

I once was open, and one with a travelling heart

I loved this sweet guy

Just like a fiction rushing in your riverbered

Arise like applause in my head


And in the half-light where we both stand

this is the half-light, see me as I am


Just like the ocean, always in love with the moon

It’s overflowing now,inside you


We fly right over the minds of so many in pain

We are the smile of light that brings them rain


In the half-light where we both stand

In the half-light you saw me as I am


I am a railroad track abandoned

With the sunset forgetting I ever happened

That I ever happened