What diverse amusement it would be if
Erik and Ludwig took tea in Montmartre.
I can see them both sat in Le Chat Noir,
Profiteroles, absinthe and Darjeeling,
Whilst they scrawl each others name on ceiling.
Dual divertissement on pianos grand,
Like maniacs they trade chords with four hands.
If they met there today what sounds they’d make,
As they try to comprehend lunacy
Of modern human preposterousness,
Chaotic vandalism, ecocide,
Theft, murder and total nihilist neglect.
Harry Rogers in the Green Room, 26th April 2023.