On the edge of seventeen,
And on the brink of eighteen.
Wow ain't that a scary truth?
Growing up is such a funny thought;
You're a carefree kid once upon a time,
And then a mature adult on the clock's next chime.
Turn eighteen, they said,
Join the big boys, they said.
But truth is, adulthood is a serious business,
One that comes with bills, and debts, and losses.
It may be my one ticket to freedom and legality,
but it sure is hell carrying all that responsibility.
So thank you sir for the nice offer,
But I don't really want to get involved there.
I'm comfortable here in my naivety,
Where my childish whims are the propriety.
So let my eighteen candles burn bright up ahead,
Cause I'll douse it out without an ounce of dread.
The bills you get from an ATM located in a Headshop called the Refinery in the Valley are not going to be the same that you cash out of your local Wells Fargo.
They've been used before.
You can almost imagine the staff feeding the all-cash green you give them back into the machine (once a day when things are slow).
These are just facts.
When you say you don't want a 3:1 you want a 3:0... They show you a 3:1 anyways.
You know, the marketing system has really changed.
I get a discount for bringing in two newcomers.
My coworker keeps saying we are buying 'drugs'.
I tell her 'it's not "drugs";
even before the legislation passed, all you needed to say is that you had cancer and they would drive away ashamed for asking'.
I tell the staff I want something that will get me through the day,
nothing too crazy and I don't want to fall asleep.
I end up with a 3:1 CBD hybrid again.
I pay my 101.00 for the hybrid and a bit of gummy 50/50 Sativa and indica hybrid 'for the road'.
I remind her we have a whole department dedicated to this **** now,
she should act more professional as she selects her joints.
My other coworker gets a salve because his joints have their own problems.
Just another day with the work-family.
Ever seen a list like this?
Nothing in a name that's not in me.
According to you, I was so, so loose,
I would have come undone.
I'm floating now, aimless, as loose
as I ever was in youth.
Ever seen a list of names
so long, you thought, what's so bad they must
Hear me now, I'm amalgamation.
Reminder that you can change your mind
as much as you like and not have to hide
the rush of your wave from the water at large.
You're in charge.
And when the trolls come along, as they must,
just trust the pull of your lungs to take
a deep, deep breath all up inside.
"Yeah, it exists in others.
It must be all up in me, too.
Yeah, I **** them off, cause
it exists in me at all --
But I'm just as much
a piece of glass.
Does your reflection
off of me make you mad?
Not much I can say to that."
Reserve all rights
It's 4:18 in the morning and everyone here at home is asleep, they can't hear me tossing and turning in my bed, the squeek of the springs are keeping me awake.
It's 4:19 in the morning and I'm packing a bowl wishing you were here next to me.
It's 4:20 in the morning, I flick my lighter and inhale, hoping you feel a little buzzed too.
Can't help myself.
is Charlie Carlos dead?