Horton Hears Me

I had done
mushrooms
before several times
of that I’m sure

I did it late night
by myself
cringing from hunger
when everywhere
was closed

stupid though

Ch. 1

and I did it
before going out with
the guys to the bars

with charisma
in my pupil-
dilated

eyes

and I’d done
it the night
before
that final too

yes I’d done
shrooms

so I knew what to expect
its simple
you eat them and wait
an hour and a half
maybe 2 and then boom
they kick
in

and you’re there
and
the fun

begins

Ch. 2

so it was no problem
really I had
it figured out
the plan

was water-sealed
I was coming back
from the shore
back to Delaware
back to classes
back for the start
of the week

back from my little
weekend back home
to friends
and the beach

Ch. 3

the ride was precisely 2 hours
maybe a little less
its hard to be precise
about those things

what with traffic
possibilities
and hectic life-happenings

but generally speaking
it was about
2 hours away
that drive
on that bright sunny day

so I knew
I’d be OK

Ch. 4

yes
I knew I’d be OK
I knew it’d make sense
to go ahead and ingest
those shrooms

those shrooms
in my room

before getting into my car
and going back

to Delaware
that day

where upon landing
I would immediately
be meeting my friend
to watch Horton Hears
a Who

on the big screen

Ch. 5

what could be better
I couldn’t imagine

than to see this
great cartoon animation
from my childhood
brought to the big
screen

with none other than Jim Carrey
acting
as voicing

to experience such a psychadelic
wonder while
on psilobysin

that would be truly

amazing

Ch. 6

and so I had no qualms
about ingesting those mushrooms
for my drive was 2 hours
and consequently
they would just start to kick
in after my car was
parked safely
back at Delaware
campus

in the parking
lot of the movie

theatre

and I would go in
and watch
and experience

Horton and Who-Knows
What-Else

and wouldn’t
that be fantastic

a perfect
plan

for a most beautiful
sunny day

getting ready
for my ride
up
the AC

Expressway

Ch. 7

and I’m off maybe
10 minutes up the road
from my house
when suddenly I feel something
quite strange
quite funny

and I realize
OK this is interesting
a little voice popping into my head
and saying
all sorts
of amusing bemusing
things

and I’m feeling euphoric
better than ever

I mean
it’s great weather

but this was even better!

Ch. 8

and then I feel a deep
concern

instead of kicking in 2 hours
ahead
the mushrooms decided
to start right instead

and so here I was
driving to Delaware
just getting started
on this great adventure

with roads
and cars
and tolls
and lights

with this psychadelic
chemical
right by my side

Ch. 9

that’s OK
I thought
how bad can this be
a little entertainment
my own personal radio
station
this voice in my head

so what the shrooms kicked
in
instead

I can manage
I’ve been in these situations
before
like the time I tumbled
down that snow-hill
or sat stomach-growling
in my dorm room
door

well O well what would Horton think
when now I had my own Who
whispering