I heard Springsteen
recorded Nebraska in a weekend
in his kitchen
on a 4 track tape recorder.
I heard if you come over tonight
we could string christmas tree lights
from tree to tree all down the block
and watch them.
If I understood morse code
then we could listen to them
blink out all the promises of the things we’ve yet to lose.
I want to tell you this
in a text message
and hope you get the reference.