Rejuvenation

By Sonny Rainshine

There is an unsettling experience
of listening to a song that you loved as a youth
and have never heard since.
The experience is more than hearing
and reacting to lyrics and instrumentals
once again after all these years.
The uncanny feeling is that
you feel strikingly as though
the ear into which the vibrations enter
is the ear of the person
who first heard the song.
You are 17 once again,
and you are not embarrassed
to get up and dance around the room
like a madman.