Tag: psychadelic

Viral Dreams by Yash Seyedbagheri

The virus invades dreams.

I’m in a labyrinth. She’s laughing, attired in mucus green, chasing me through sterile halls.

I turn off the news. Try to hit the sack earlier.

I even walk at sunset. Soothe myself in tangerine, pale blue, and lavender shadows.

Chalkboard of Consciousness by Yash Seyedbagheri     

They know only that you smoke pot. Terms like “addict,” “troubled,” and “stoner” are bandied about. Counselors are recommended. But you’re eighteen. Counselors are for fucked up, abandoned thirteen-year olds. Middle-aged lechers.

They cannot know what it means to smoke pot. They claimed they dabbled back in the day but had to grow up. Put childish things behind.

When you smoke, labels are wiped away by a feeling you call a chalkboard of consciousness. It’s like the idea of John Locke’s tabula rasa, but with a chalkboard hovering in your consciousness, wiped clear of waste and labels. It’s ready to be filled with something else, something of your own choosing.