You gotta feel the heat,
and we can ride the boogie,
share that beat of love.
— Michael Jackson, Rock With You
Wherever you are in these deep skies,
you must know of the love that surges
openly like a red sea in the empty crevasses of this hour.
You have to know that despite the many attempts to break you,
there were those who have loved you endlessly
and have carried your work through their lives like a blazing fire,
to the ends of a decade and back up again.
Rest in peace.