Gravity’s Rainbow


gravitys rainbow 2

Last night I dreamed I was plugged right in
To a bubblin’ hookah so high,
When all of a sudden some Arab jinni
Jump up just a-winkin’ his eye.
‘I’m here to obey all your wishes,’ he told me.
As for words I was trying to grope.
‘Good buddy,’ I cried, ‘you could surely oblige me
By turning me on to some dope!’
With a bigfat smile he took ahold of my hand,
And we flew down the sky in a flash,
And the first thing I saw in the land where he took me
Was a whole solid mountain of hash!
All the trees was a-bloomin’ with pink ‘n’ purple pills,
Whur the Romilar River flowed by,
To the magic mushrooms as wild as a rainbow,
So pretty that I wanted to cry.
All the girls come to greet us, so sweet in slow motion,
Mourning glories woven into their hair,
Bringin’ great big handfuls of snowy cocaine,
All their dope they were eager to share.
We we dallied for days, just a-ballin’ and smokin’,
In the flowering Panama Red,
Just piggin’ on peyote and nutmeg tea,
And those brownies so kind to your head.
Now I could’ve passed that good time forever,
And I really was fixing to stay,
But you know that jinni turned out, t’be a narco man,
And he busted me right whur I lay.
And he took me back to a cold, cold world
‘N’ now m’prison’s whurever I be…
And I dream of the days back in Doperland
And I wonder, will I ever go free?

Richard Neville
Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating

Thomas Pynchon

 

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