for David Trinidad

. . . and the curtain rose in that theatre so long ago
and the music is playing
the first song I fell in
love to today so soon
                                   is it possible
and there, gigantic, is the face
on the backdrop
of the elegant Duke
                                   the song Mood Indigo
unforgettable dragging rhythm
                     his smile
                                   the tie
                                              the stick pin