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hobo rehersal

He wears the years
on his face
like battle scars
whose stories slip
through pointed teeth
to blend
with the cigarette
smoke against the stars
looking down
upon the earth
whispering in his ears
as laughter
follows words
while eyes roll like marbles
and youths
blush spring roses
but children gather
at his ancient feet
and in the dark
his lone eye gleams,
lips pull back
in a trickster’s grin.
 
“Have you ever noticed
that the moon
looks like
it was pinched?”

– “Coyote” by L. Arnholt

from the Mythos Series

I was just thinking what if recreational drugs had really weird side effects on vampires and werewolves or other supernatural entities in urban fantasy like what if smoking weed made demons float so they literally start smoking it and tethering themselves to things so they can just kind of float (literally getting high)?

What about humans who smoke the native flora of some other realm and it turns out it enables them to see the future but if a native of the area does they just get high?

As a young child I wanted to become a writer… they lived in the native quarter of Tangier, smoking hashish and languidly caressing a pet gazelle
—  William S. Burroughs

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi “Bearberry/Kinnikinnick” Ericaceae

Lolo National Forest, Bitterroot Mountains, MT
April 18, 2015
Robert Niese

Bearberry is a ubiquitous, vining Ericad here in the pinelands of the eastern PNW. The dried leaves of this plant are very popular in traditional Native American smoking mixtures. The dried leaves are also used in teas to treat mild urinary tract problems.