Encumbered with boulders and creepers,
Baby Face, take the pain away. It takes
two tones to make a trill. Culture shapes
the visions. Chemical straightjacket.
Henbane for rain magic, nutmeg for
healing. Hares leave the fells. Ishtar
hung out her multicolored necklace.
Amazons to the Black Sea. Narayana,
the seven-headed serpent, the mother
of the waters. How can Corporal Jackie
be more real than Penthesilea? Martha
Jayne the canary and Archie the bear.
Asgard’s four rivers of milk. Thus the
happy lands are always in the west. The
woody shores of Dalmatia. The Sun
Father’s two daughters each had a finger
broken off in childbirth. These fingers
became ayahuasca and coca, respectively.
Entheogen, Entactogen, Eidetic. Pestle
in the strawberry tree. The human group-
soul. Neutralizer of the I-Thou boundary.