Low Ridin’ Again

It’s been a while,
Saturday night,
I’m driving kids here and there,
Dragging my ass on the ground
Having given my truck back to Ford
Because they didn’t want to keep me there,
Now rocking a car, SUV thing,
With a tablet inspired display,
Rivaling my man Reggio,
But more importantly,
Letting me preset between
Satellite and terrestrial
Which let me check in with Jonny Meister,
The blues professor who was so important
Back when the blues were a diversion,
Now a battery with so much voltage
For my restless soul
That I knew when I got home
It was time to forego the Bluetooth convenience
And plug-in my old school noise-canceling headphones,
Dive into some spine ticking,
Feathery guitar licks, touched by the mythical diabolos,
That can yank every bit of sadness,
Untie any consternation, and release
All the hormones to bring euphoria to any part
Willing to submit to that sort of joy,
The kind that is pure emotion,
Ultimate vulnerability,
And a nap afterward.

So it is on this Saturday night
When my new ride is a parental Uber,
When the headlights allow a new perspective,
When something old is charging those old batteries,
Letting me realize that some things that have been lost
Might eventually be found.
Yesterday, being patient,
Taking great advice from my wife,
Thinking with my brain, not my ego,
Brought me to this place
Where I’m smiling while driving,
Not rolling with some cox-strong ego
That hides who I am
Behind whatever is I was hiding behind,
My train has pulled in, GC Jr.,
Thanks, Jonny for waiting these last ten years
For me to have the right frame of mind
To enjoy the blues again,
Now if midnight would just hurry up and get here
So my tired, old butt can get to sleep.

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