Carrie Magness Radna

Not feeling groovy on the Q32
Traffic towards Queensboro sprawled,
I'm crawling for dear life, boys,

Not looking for fun,
This girl needs to go to work,
but traffic’s not letting me move

I wonder if the ‘60s were really
Living easy; the kids back then
are pushing their mid-sixties

and they roll their eyes,
their high hopes for a peaceful, easy life
dashed on the rocks of the 21rst century 

Paul and Art, I’m not feeling groovy
In the middle of this slowdown
I need to go to work yes --

But I still need to make the moment last.

Carrie Magness Radna is an archival audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a singer, a lyricist-songwriter, and a poet who loves to travel. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she is a member of the New York Poetry Forum, Parkside Poets, Riverside Poets, Brownstone Poets and Nomad’s Choir. When she’s not performing classical choral works with Riverside Choral Society or New Year’s Eve performances with the New York Festival Singers, or writing art song lyrics with her choir buddies, or traveling, she lives with her husband Rudolf in Manhattan.