SUGAR
 
I ate cookies & watched    the naked
                bodies on LSD
 
the rapid eye motion,
                          the summer boredom,
the eye skin               torn to welts
after exposure to
                                    the sun, our giver
 
of stardust,       happiness,      & boils
 
I fell asleep             
                         (I'm sorry)
on the LifeSaver
                           floatie; I        
 
                                                drifted,
 
             coughed Grand Rapids
 in my    chest;         still,
  there is a                                desire
 
I                 cannot              quench


James Croal Jackson