songs from long ago

Central Arizona Desertnostalgia
sang from the radio
this morning
not once,
but twice

neil diamond
was coming to america
it played from the stereo
that was like furniture
on weekends
when they’d play cards
until late in the night

then the free wind blew
through your hair
on ventura highway
not reminding me of california
but of arizona
and the sweet strums
of an old american guitar

Jennifer A. Fifield