young at 18 or 19
with five pals,
we set out to erie pa
and picked up some acid,
of which we called “kotter blotter.”
i drove that night –
we went to a bar
in ripley ny,
by then already hallucinating.
the lights inside
were all kinds of different colors.
was like drinking water.
later we took off
and as i was driving
on interstate 90
we were all laughing our asses off.
eventually made to a cemetary
right in the heart of the city.
we climbed over the fence
that had steel points atop.
one thought about breaking into a mausalium –
we left there
and just drove around the city,
red lights were green lights.
something must of had our backs
that night, and i wonder to this day
why weren’t just obituary notices.
after dropping everyone off,
i went home without anyone
detecting i was coming down from the trip.
it took two days for all parts
of the brain to regain normal functionality
as a milder form of partying became the norm.