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October 03, 2010


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There's not more than one of you, either, Jerry; welcome back.
I never met Bob, but I'm sure he would feel proud of this, and
grateful for your generous heart. Take care.

Jim, thanks so much. Bob went to UC as well and if you went to listen to any jazz in Cincinnati between, say, 1990 and 1995, it is very likely that you saw him play his upright bass or his electric. Thanks again! Some great folks from Ohio!

That Night

I remember that night I took your picture.
I remember the whole world-class jazz bassist thing.
I remember the way you two played with and off
one another like it was always meant to be that way.
I remember the way your gestures made notes,
each gesture building toward the next phrase,
into crescendo and back again,
the steady rhythm of something familiar.
I remember walking back that night.
I remember cool, crisp Denver air,
breathing in and out again, clean,
in and out again, the rhythms of the night
still racing through my body and, for a moment,
awe and wonder at what had just happened
in that hotel room at AWP,
the one without the necessary space
for the geometry taking shape,
finding generosity and kindness in a place
I was least expecting it.

thanks for your poem, carmella! that was quite a time.

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