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May 24, 2018

There's nothing new about
being drunk on fragrance,
but I wonder,
as I stand beneath
the heavy lilac blossoms,
if I shouldn't drive today,
or operate heavy machinery.

If they forced a breathalizer test,
the reading would say
"Too much lilac in the blood."

I'm in an altered state,
slurring words,
staggering steps,
the truth serum of nature
taking effect,
I'm blurting out whatever I think.
This fragrance fills my head.

Am I a danger to myself
and others?

Perhaps a lie-down on the lawn would help,

but now I hear the singing birds.

Oh God!

A glass of cardinal song,
of robin.

I'm done in.

I must lie under these clouds and sleep it off
until the stars come out.

When I awake I want to drink of those as well,
and the thrush, and the crickets.

Really God, You are the greatest bartender.

Set 'em up. Put 'em on my tab.

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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