last album

sitting at the beloved artist's proverbial feet
the student senses her own lacking
yearning to be filled, inspired, enabled
by wisdom flying on a five-lined staff
surrounded by jazz-humming trumpet, keyboard and drum

an audible snapshot that endures forever:
worn voice caressing edges of a ballad
sometimes moving with ease recalling youth
eyes squinted in concentration, head tilted back
undisputed presence of greatness