i have my medical weed card and my name is denise and i live in michigan

i have my medical weed card and my name is denise and i live in michigan

i have my medical weed card
i can go to the weed shop
and buy the weed
for medicine

i can go to the medical weed shop
and read about my weed
look at my weed’s numbers
learn about my weed’s identity

when my brain changes
from the way i ingest
my weed medicine,
i can still write
i can still work
i can still mother
i can still woman

weed enhances shit
in your mind

it doesn't change you, or make you act diffrnt, it just enhances what's already there
it doesn’t really make me eat
except this one time
this one winter
i ate my feelings
into ten more pounds
and i tried to blame it on my weed

and the earth was like,
BITCH

so i was like
fuck
i’ll stop doing that shit
fine
jesus
god
shut up

the earth was pissed because
i was eating more than
my share
more than what i needed
to run my body machine

and the earth was pissed because
i didn’t value the weed
this one plant
that the earth grows
and it’s medicine
if we grow and harvest and extract and heat it right
it’s medicine

so this one time
i didn’t value my weed medicine
enough to not blame my own fucked up shit
on my weed medicine

my weed medicine makes me feel
a little bit more
than i’m already feeling
that’s it
so if i’m lazy


next poem
same theme
weed has varieties
like all plants
like purple asparagus
and green chard
and golden kiwi
and how many tomato varieties in my seed catalog
weed has strains

sometimes it’s purple
weed has language that is
abrasive
i’m an ethnographer
i’ll find out why
i’ll let you know
strains
varieties?
no, strains
that’s strange

weed medicine is not always brain modification
medicine
we must all know this by now
weed information is inconsistent
some of it reads like a guess
some of it reads like experience
and some reads like research
research that doesn’t run on anarchist freedom
so the gov’t tells em no
don’t do that
that weed medicine
is scary medicine
we don’t want to know anything more about it
that seems like the opposite
of what
makes sense

i gotta friend who’s sick
i got friends who’r sick
who doesn’t?!
you can’t push medicine on anybody
so i never do
so i think
you could try the weed medicine
for your pain

 

my mom made dresses for me because i looked like a boy

my mom made dresses for me because i looked like a boy

kendrick lamar

kendrick lamar