The Gravity of Genius
To show the world so many faces
yet not reveal your tears,
to take imaginations places
throughout your bright career,
To see your heartfelt humility
and real self-deprecation
with natural unmatched ability
of mad improvisation,
to fly where others find no path,
to thrive in air so rarefied
defines a genius of his craft.
How could life's role terrify?
Perhaps Robin would break the silence
with a brilliant improv routine,
heckling death with satirical defiance.
He was the best I’ve ever seen.
Otherworldly talent must command
a price no man should ever pay.
I can’t pretend to understand,
so I will laugh, reflect, and pray.
Copyright © James Nichols