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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Professor Owsley was it ?

Professor Owsley was it ?

she tied the ribbon around my neck
it was pretty
a bit too tight
for my liking
i was choking
and they were laughing

the road has been long
and i have been longing
for it to come to an end
but will it

i think at times it is
but an ever changing circle
a carousel spinning fast
faces passing me
dizzying me
where is the Wizard
is this Oz again ?
cause i see yellow bricks again
or maybe i am hallucinating
overcome with anticipating
an answer to my prayers

is “HE” awake yet ?
well, go get the Son you fool
oops, ‘scuse me
i apologize for my . . .  whatever
i’m only human
can i go sit on the throne ?
he will never know will he ?

the flowers are swaying again
in the wind
offering their ”Poppy –esque” fragrance
a free pass to temporary escape-isms
where all schisms and isms are welcomed

i actually have more than 2 cents
with no sense of restraint
when it comes to giving it
living it
did Alice call
that hole sucking harlot
i mean Bitch
she makes my psyche itch
trying to figure it out
and her thing for rabbits
and other furry gremlins

didn’t we just past that burning bush ?
‘scuse me
while i do my Hendrix word play
oh say, can you crookedly see ?
cause we don’t see shit straight
all is askew
though you knew
that Disneyland
is for the living dead
so why don’t you
take a seat over there
in my head
the twilight zone
yes right there
while i tighten this ribbon

Professor Owsley was it ?

© 12 February 2012 : William S. Peters, Sr.

Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III, January 19, 1935 – March 12, 2011) also known as Bear, was an essential and transitional personality in the development of the San Francisco Bay counter-culture. His early activities spanned the Beat-era years of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters scenes, but he played an equally important role during the explosion of 1960's Psychedelia culture. As a brilliant and eclectic crafts-person, he became best known simply as 'Owsley'- the paradigmatic LSD "cook" (underground chemist) - a magician-like figure. Stanley's inventive spirit was not limited to chemistry, either. Under the professional name of "Bear", he was internationally celebrated, becoming an iconic figure (producer, engineer & artist) to psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead's international fan "family", and still honored among subsequent generations of jam band music fans.


Jan said...

I love this, makes me giggle...xoxoxo

W. S. Peters, Sr. said...

Beautiful . . . thank you my friend . . .