Listening to Hendrix

Listening to Hendrix
under the bedsheets
transistor radio
tuned into
radio Luxembourg
with its rising
falling signal
hearing the wave
bringing the sounds
that mattered
motown
with its bright hopes
pop tunes
that brightened mood
every night
listening until sleep
overcame
waking up to dead air
dead batteries
and wondering
if
how
the money would come
to buy more
access
to
Hendrix
Jimi electrified
wilded our moments
while The Doors
frightened
drew pictures of death
titillating us
drawing us near
pushing away
while our girls mooned over Morrison
still
we had 208 to share
Radio Luxembourg
with its old bulb valves
some from days of the reich
sending signals
deep into our dark
waking us from the slumber
of child innocence
come to the party
we got wild music
death
love
and you are not here

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