In honor of 4/20, I present this poem I wrote back in 2003 for my book, The Stars Within the Earth.
New, you come, to sunlight’s kiss
Your verdant pallor
So strong in the hour
Of eastern rise of fire’s gift
O Gracious Goddess, drink it in!
Strands of amber, gold, and violet
Wearing crystals in your crown
You give the sight by way of breath
Your way is of the open heart.
Through smoke filled room
And drunken haze
I come to you,
Bring me to the way of peace
Through soul of laughter I am your priest.