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I put this purple pill on my tongue
It didn’t have any taste
Oh what the hell, I had time to waste
But little was I prepared for what was about to come
First everything got blurry right and I couldn’t tell if I was losing my sight or what was up. I’m like, what’s with this stuff, so glad that one will be enough. I began to dissolve within my own body much like the implosion of a tall building. Then there was this explosion, not only did it deafen my eardrums but I was actually the explosion itself. Pure energy morphing into another form of consciousness. Whew, what a ride! I don’t ever remember anything feeling quite so orgasmic.
Then all of a sudden I became distressed. Paranoia and anxiety had taken over every atom in my being as I found myself behind the locked gates of the Antebellum slave markets. They had me in shackles, my arms stretched out and taking measurements of my body mass. Each time I tried to resist them treating me like cattle on a farm, I could feel lashes from the proprietors whip. Didn’t want this uncooperative Negro messing with his money. But I said, fuck that, I’m not about to go work in some mother fuckers field and pick his cotton all day in the hot sun so they could just throw me some chittlin‘s after all the work is done. Yeah, I had heard those stories and I vowed that I wasn’t going to do that. Especially after I seen them whisk all of my family away like it wasn‘t nothing. Just going to have to kill me right here.
Well, they did…….lashes, deep lashes penetrating my skin, the pain so immense I could no longer bear it. I had been whipped again and again until my eyes were about to pop out of their sockets and then suddenly ...I'm dead!
I can hear music
the genius of classical
I travel the universe
in beautiful nothingness
Then I hear that devilish laugh...
like she knew once again I was in her grasp.
Finally I had it all figured out. This is the same soul I had seen...
three past lives ago.
Where has all the time gone?
Did I sell my soul?
Where’s my flask?
I stand up and the walls are caving in
The stove is on fire and the pictures are falling all over the place
Am I mistaking or was that God’s face?
Hyperventilating and ready to jump through that window
Panic, panic, I must run and hide
I scream water, WATER and then……
How did I get into this shower?