by Kyle Flemmer
Dismantle the walls of this opium den,
soar over the sands of Morocco,
mint and incense cloying the air;
dream empty velvet sleepless dreams,
echoes from the void.
Ride out the cocaine-frenzy of this stadium,
press into the stumbling crowd of Leeds,
skin on waxy jaundiced skin,
waves of dopamine energy
percolate in the brain.
Find vertigo truth on this mountainside,
hash-dizzy in the taverns of Nepal,
listen: the furnace mouth breathes
its Hermetic wisdom amid
wisps of fractal geometry.
Consult midnight hounds in this dark desert,
peyote phantasms of Mexico;
lift a hissing rain stick
dipped in scorpion’s venom,
the cosmos align prophetic.
Burn your bonds behind this bathhouse
along with your animosities,
find peace within
the false swamp roiling;
ashes drift in black clouds over Tokyo.
Dorito Hangover by Kyle Flemmer is a Blasted Tree original collection of poetry.
ISBN [Digital]: 978-0-9939300-5-8
Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer - Cover Image by Marcin Rybarczyk