Pharaoh Sanders Meets Coltrane in Heaven

You built the stairway
I just followed the light
and tried to add more stairs
I saw the end of the line
you left hanging in the air
and reached always reached
to grasp it always reaching
I left the end hanging
for the next one to reach.

Gregory Luce is a poet living in Arlington VA who has published five chapbooks, and numerous poems in print and online. In addition to poetry, he writes a monthly column for the online arts journal Scene4.