(Ode to Jimi Hendrix)
by C. Ikpoh
The rhythm of my heartbeat is sad, energetic, rocky, loud, distorted, shredded, soulful, and filled with painful blues. However, when you hear it beat, all you experience is mastery and perfection. My heartbeat is a vision not realized until after its last pulse. The rhythm will live on forever, and it will inspire every heart that follows. My heartbeat will change the way hearts beat forever. The sound of its vibrations against its encasing releases melodies of unparalleled genius; music born of an insanity whose legend is all but realized. My heart beats inside Jimi's guitar.