Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient
etherized upon a table.
T.S. Eliot

At about the time that LSD was being discovered, I was having my own hallucinations.
I was getting a tonsilectomy.
The noxious ether entered my nose, mouth and brain.
Then began the horrible hallucinations.
Galaxies were spinning inside my mind.
These colorful and spinning spirals seemed to go on and on.
When I finally woke up I had an enormous headache.
I was rolled out in a wheelchair.
It was hell for me to swallow.
For years I remembered the effects of that ether, and I never needed to go on any LSD "trip".

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