10 WAYS TO GET HIGH
1. Write a poem. Make it an honest one.
2. Hug your mother. Sink into her arms until it becomes clear you came from somewhere gorgeous.
3. Roll a spliff.
4. Take that poem from #1 and tattoo it to the inside of your skull. Walk with it everywhere. Make sure that everyone you speak to throughout the days knows that honesty is dripping from every inch of your fingertips, and you don’t fear shit but God.
5. Believe in God.
6. Start reading a James Baldwin novel. As you’re getting close to the end of it, buy a plane ticket to Athens, Greece and fly there in late summer. When you get to Athens, see the sights first, and then hop on one of those powerboat ferry’s at the harbor and take it across the Mediterranean Sea. Ask the captain to take you to Santorini. Santorini is a small town built into the sloping side of a volcanic island, outside of Crete. The town is quiet but there are black and pink sand beaches bordering its bottom as well as bike trails that lead to hidden caves. The sunset is literally a different color every single evening. When you get to Santorini, take the trolley to the top of the island and find a restaurant the locals seem to be enjoying. Ask for a glass of their finest white wine in broken Greek (as to show the host you’re interested in the language of the place he/she calls home). Drink in hand, walk out onto the western part of the deck and feel the air on your face. Sit down and take out the Baldwin novel. Time it perfectly so that you’re reading the last word of the book exactly as the fire dips below the horizon.
8. DRIVING DOWN AN EMPTY HIGHWAY ROAD ALL WINDOWS DOWN AL GREEN BLARING THROUGH THE SPEAKERS.
9. Find a naughty girl and xxx. XX. Xxxxxx xx xxx xxxx xxxx.
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