Mind Candy
— a poem by Kelley White

Esoteric pseudo intellectuals
Seeking alchemic emotional potions to hack
Into a million chewy treats for a buck
Bent over a briefcase
Tied to a web post
Spun sugar baited breaths of psychobabble
Fawning flavors of fecal out bursts
Shootin like starbursts
Scurryin like Skittles
Dealin stale Milk Duds and Twizzling riddles
Everlasting Gab-flappers fakin-a- diddle
Fiddlin’ fairies passin off Pixie Stick pokes
Posin plastic parasitic jokes
Nutshells in fruit cakes
Re-hydrogenated spud flakes
Short-lived and half baked
All wanna be WONKA’s
Merlin’s playin mythical Mars Bars
Chewing cosmic carrions castigating
Ego inflating
Hearts ravenous for love
Fearing the worst from those craving
Nuggets of truth
Bitter pills to swallow
Where wise words carry
Hollow hearts ring false
In the light that shines true~

The Poet: Kelley White is Ordained Minister of the Church of the Latter Day Dude, a poet, certified Reiki Master, and owner of Gigi's Magic Garden.

The Artist: Brett Stout is a 33-year-old artist and writer. He is a high school dropout and former construction worker turned college graduate and Paramedic. He creates art while mainly hung-over from a small cramped apartment in Myrtle Beach, SC.