Rainbows in my mind.
Splitting, speeding across the room
In my imagination
Shaping my midnight dreams.
This side effect of drugs,
Prescribed to quell my quaking heartbeat
From its riotous thumping
Towards a normal rhythm
Pulsing in my skeletal frame.
Seemingly electric currents flash
Sparkling red and green and blue and gold
Driving the mortal panic at my being’s core
Causing me to yell
For them to, ‘go away.’
A shining, purple snake slithers with intent
Ever closer to my person.
Recoiling, eyelids closed, the viper still advancing
But now, my room is bathed in light
And so the reptile melts away.
Remember Huxley’s treatise on LSD?
Lauding only joys, not risks?
His book was banned
Now, psychedelic hallucinations