Adderall pills George Henry obtained
From Russian doctor in a strip mall
Thirty milligrams swallowing one of
Those babies and the baby goosing him
On Third Street Promenade entering
Sur le Table store of all kitchen stuff,
Blenders, knives, pots and pans, aprons,
Toques, merciless espresso machines.
His brain pleasantly accelerating: memories,
Conversations of fifty years ago, old movies,
Song lyrics, literary references, neologisms,
Witticisms, a tingling in neck, legs, arms,
Awe at the universe in its vastness but
Sudden pitbull-like aggressive inclination
Toward espresso machine monsters.
“You’re all a bunch of phonies!” he cried.
Outside again he bet ten million dollars
On the Super Bowl, he got the Nobel Prize,
In a peculiar gait he ran to the street corner
And back, he peed in a Starbucks toilet,
At high volume he recited misquoted
Line from the old Carl Sandburg poem --
Chicago is the world’s greatest hog butcher.
“I’m originally from Chicago!” he screamed.
He laughed to see their grilled cheese sandwich
Faces uncomprehending but not wholly lacking
Sympathy as he took out his penis and they drew
Their stun guns. Beatifically he forgave them --
To George Henry there is no zero -- misquoting
Incredible Shrinking Man of Eisenhower era
Lifetimes before the big boys were born.