GETTING HIGH WITH A PUBLIC DEFENDER AT A POETRY READING

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MEANDERTHAL MAN

 

writing poems

about pot

is just an expression

guaranteed by

the First Amendment

to the Constitution

 

& so it can actually

provide opportunities

to meet people

and have amusing adventures

 

one time

I was reading

at a bar

and doing my pot-etry

 

I finish up my set

and walked back

to my table

and my pint of Guinness

which was warming

 

I am approached

by a fellow poet

who asks me about

getting high

 

I shrug like,

“sorry don’t have any.”

but he does

and is offering to share

 

I relocate

to his table

and he fills a tobacco pipe

with sacred ganja

and lights up

 

we pass it back

and forth

and it looks like

smoking tobacco

even though it’s pot

 

a couple other people catch on

to our scheme and

cut in on the action

 

I light up a cigar

to cover the smell

I smile at the bartender

and the hostess

 

It’s not every night

you get to get high

with a public defender

at a poetry reading

 

these are the little moments

that you remember

when you’re old and gray

and can no longer do

all the things you used to do

 

10-29-95

 

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All 50 states legalizing mj smokers will add to air pollution, but most people wlll not mind. Anesthetize the world! End all isms.



Onyamaichi

 

georgeschaefer's picture

you can always go with

you can always go with edibles or creams