we both need both love and to be loved
but that lesson is tough to digest
without getting sick and malnourished
because it’s a diet of guesses
transformed into magick substance
difficult trick to learn while drunk
learning to properly drink absinthe
in the cafe with actors and artists
secretly between sly and sublime
bring the divine to eyes and ears
hearts and minds forever changed
by wormwood and hallucinations
making ghosts in the looking glass
real and reanimated dreams
that haunt us until banished
transformed solution to suspension
with all the Mystery that entails