June 6, 2008

bad trip

        there was you
        sittin' at the edge of the table
        talkin' bout bob dylan
        speedballs, metamphetamines
5     and things you never tried

        there was you
        talkative as ever
        displaying your grandeur
        entering the smoke circle
10    with an awful grin on your face

        i don't know bout you
        but i remember everything
        and i would slap you in the face
        if i could

15    i just don't know
        dream of getting off me
        breathe again
        and close the door
        will you?

         edward h. maller (Athens, GA, 1981)