In honor of 4/20, I present this poem I wrote back in 2003 for my book, The Stars Within the Earth.

Green Goddess

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,

Priestess! Teacher!

Bring me to the way of peace

Through soul of laughter I am your priest.