That night
I felt those flowing notes
erupting from my radio

into headphones

rocking heartbeats

eyes alive

with torrential energies

cascading up and down my spine

toward fingertips

I knew
I must play guitar.

Eruption © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Guitarist Eddie Van Halen Tribute challenge prompt link -

Inspired by Eddie's phenomenal Eruption guitar solo.  More about that: (instrumental)

Also, I am a guitarist who counts EVH among his musical influences on the guitar.  Here's a sample track of mine:
Submitted: October 7, 2020