Sketchy Intelligence

Outside the hallowed college building
With its sturdy quoin joining
In the midst of a steady mist
The young student leans against the heavy wall
And ponders the question growing,
“Why did I score so few points on that last test…”
Stress returns, rising tide of chemicals in stimulation
And he without another thought
Into a pocket reaches and draws out
A small pack of smoking matter.
Hand to light reaches
And in seconds his gasping brain
Settles in under a toxic blue haze
And he is standing in a daze
Eyes in a misty maze of lost gaze
A 7000 chemical cocktail for
The start of the day
And he loses sight of his mistakes
In the swirling surround of his
Shortening days.

Original by Divi Lillian

AN ENCEINTE IN AN ENCEINTE KEEP

We, before knowing life’s outside-the-womb adventure
Bathe in nicotine full rife in with-child indenture
Our brains’ smallest intact blood vessels have YES-NO choice
While Nicotiana‘s sly wiles steal away such a big voice.
Now nicotine is familiar to every neuron;
Our Freedoms to live best lives did it full well abscond.
On earth to now say, “Kick the habit, don’t smoke.”
Like gentle spider webs we are entrapped and that’s no joke.
No one on earth can now find tobacco all unpleasant.
What soaked our gametes then we can’t now fully resent.

Tobacco’s new fellow traveler is now known as pot.
e-cigs, THC nicotines compounded we’ve got.
TetraHydroCannabinol blood brain barriers’jump champ.
This new cerebrospinal fluid spews out the same ramp.
You can bet that this new brew is not mankind’s final
Blending fluids amniotic-cerebrospinal.
In a box within a box lung smokes purveyors’ way.
Sorry folks, they gotcha is most humane way to say.
From now on pleas’ PLEASE buy and use our goods.
You know it may make you sick but it’s good some livelihoods.

Smoking tobacco pot is the air’s superb ultimate.
To global pollution it does as catalyst equate.
To smoke or not to smoke is nevermore the question.
Five hundred years of doing so it’s now our evolution.
European’s took lives and lands from natives people Red.
Then took from Black people not land but body-soul instead.
Ingredients wed staked world’s greatest nation’s wealth.
Blocked from history’s textbooks we are now rich by stealth.

All American life units are by slavery tainted.
Tobacco has been in there we are now all acquainted.
Increasingly since fourteen ninety-two more affected
By smoke, tobacco or pot are many lives directed.

Disaster, how does life and do people with it deal?
Fake it and fool ourselves as if denial of it’s real.
Smoke from tob-pot ultimate personal air pollution.
Troposphere’s top to in our lungs one air solution.

Seems like that’s pretty much O.K. until the cancer comes.
Meantime since that’s O.K. let’s pollute air around our homes.
Ignore what nico-pot does in our fertilizations
In lungs and out it pervades all this earth’s nations.

Confronted with disaster some go all frenetic.
Others slump, go torpid and seem sadly pathetic.
Some kind of saviors needed now that’s for certain.
This troubled world can’t applaud its good final curtain.
Too bad our high tech world in all its glory
Has yet to write glorious end to smoke-in-lung story.

There is only one air

 

Glossary for Enceinte

1. abscond – to leave hurriedly and secretly to avoid detection of bad acts

2. amniotic fluid- the liquid surrounding unborn babies in mothers’ wombs

3. blood brain barrier- the highly chemically selective system of
tiny brain blood vessels that separate circulating blood from the clear fluid bathing the brain

4. catalyst- the substance, person or entity that increases rates of actions
without themselves being permanently changed

5. cerebrospinal fluid- the clear liquid around the brain made by a network
of tiny blood vessels that cushions and protects the brain and spinal cord.

4. enceinte- (noun) the main defensive wall or enclosure of a fort or castle

5. enceinte- (adjective) in a pregnant condition

6. equate-  to think of the quality or quantity of one thing as the same as another

7. frenetic- action that is wild, fast and uncontrolled

8. gamete- eggs (ova) or sperm before they are joined together in fertilization

9. indenture-  a bond, agreement, contract, or deal

10. keep- the ultimate deeply placed stronghold, treasury or jail in a fortress or castle

11. neuron- a nerve cell

12. pervade- to spread throughout something or someplace

13. plea;- a request made in an urgent or emotional way

14. purveyor- a person or entity that spreads, sells, or trades in goods, ideas, views or news

15. ramp- a source pathway for the delivery of something

16. stake- a grubstake funds, supplies, enablers advanced to a person or entity
to start development of a business, program, project or activity

17. THC- abbreviation for TetraHydroCannabinol active chemicals in marijuana – pot

18. torpid- physically and/or mentally inactive, slow, sluggish, subdued or lethargic

19. troposphere- the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere where weather is and living things live

20. YES-NO choice-the blood brain barrier

21. Nicotianagenus name of the tobacco plant

? ………………………….Huh.

!
!
No.
Nay.
Pot.
Not.
Take note.
Brain smote.
Lung smokes.
Brain chokes.
By design.
Not benign.
Frontal lobe.
Shrinking mode.
One air only.
Planet lonely.
Here man goes again.
Afterclap his refrain.
Lungs clearly not smoke designed.
Not for smoke of any kind.
Lungs are, if you prefer, created.
This part for air God stipulated.
Now thus by these we are obligated.
Either which way we originated

AFTERCLAPTO PERFECTO

Nicotinism’s infrastructure, say,
Is so very, very vast,
To try to well-intention it away,
To consign it to the past
Would lead to world economic collapse;
It holds up our vaunted apse.
Lung SMOKE mainly is nicotine’s pathway.
Man can’st wish it not to stay.
So just when we might think it gone, it’s not.
It comes back in the guise of pot.
Nicotinism come marijuanism, see.
Such may never have to be.
Cannabis’ afterclap pops back.
Then cannabis SMOKE will our cancers hack.
Plus also gone more brain cells,
Especially frontal lobes it fells.
“…raise its ugly head again.”
Better health angels will be raising Cain
Or pot will be new afterclap.
We can’t sidestep this massive trap.
It’s perfected since C. Columbus’ time.
For our children a moral crime?
What good use of this infrastructure make?
Clean the air good step to take!

YOUR LUNGLINGS AND YOU

Let’s tell the tale of the lungling. Let’s begin at the beginning that begins here. Stay tuned.

YOUR LUNGLINGS AND YOU

Industrial Revolution not yet here,
But ever hardly were they heard though all so near.
As they evolved had they no lungs of their own
And lo an alveolus was each one’s home.

If ever there was love, your lunglings love you.
And to prove it your happiness health they pursue.
They athwart the portal of your vital gate.
Without these good beings no telling our fate.

The sustaining good life they thus with you share.
Your love-love must they have, about this must you care.
They have not nerve endings as all lungs do not,
So they can’t know when you breathe in the “hot.”

These beautiful creatures though tougher than nails
Set you out gently in good times or travails.
Now that we all know they are always in there
At least say to pollutants, “Now don’t you dare!”

When people strive to take good care of their lungs
They can rise joyously up life’s ladder’s rungs.
Just what do they do? This tale us let’s pursue:
They move life along, tell our offspring be true.

NICOTINISM AKA NICOTINEISM

Nicotine and tobacco are what it’s all about;
Pushes world wide webs’ reach and sway way, way down in clout.
Nicotine tobacco our exports par excellence.
Into every nook and cranny in macabre dance.
Americas’ nicotinism world export economic.
Americas’ nicotinism world export biologic.
Americas’ nicotinism big ‘gift’ to world political.
Americas’ nicotinism defines worldwide cultural.
Americas’ nicotinism Americans’ thrust addictive.
How on earth does sane earth allow this health constrictive?
Nicotinism and smoke entwine mans’ DNA?
How and when did this slavery come about you say?
Americans are expert at slavery you may recall.
So listen to this pathway then You will know it all:

Shift from body politic to just plain ole body.
Follow this route serpentine subtle oh so oddly.
So let us start here where we have heard it by ear.
So oft it’s said you may put down your anchor here:
“I’ve tried and tried again to give smoking up.
But when I’m uptight tense I gotta have a butt.
And many people I know all feel this same way.
We are conflicted by what the doctors say.
The Surgeon General warns day after day.
We sense they are right but that seems not to matter.
When our angst is up good sense does simply scatter
.

How come in such instances we lose all our controls?
As smoke and mirrors we pursue our daily goals.
Twelve times most days we stop and do what cigarettes say.
How deep goes this slave act we must do every day?
How does this addiction become part of our fiber?
We are complicit with some venture contriver.
Tobacco we inbody against against better judgement.
As if it gets into us without our consent.
It’s hard to admit being raped by a weed,
Yet we ready take part in planting of its seed.

Tobac lasts* three hundred a day for C’s now anew.
Embedded now on all land square inch is it’s residue.
PREGNANT MOTHERS AND DADS TO BE CAN’T BUT TAKE IT IN.
IT’S ALL AROUND THEM IN EACH LUNG AND ON THEIR PARENTAL SKIN.
WHEN SPERM MEETS EGG NICOTINE IS RIGHT THERE IN FALLOP. TUBE.
IN ALL THOSE FLUIDS TO SLIP IT IN THE PATHWAY FOR TO LUBE.
THE CERVIX TOO IS ALL DRENCHED AND ALL IN HIGH CONTENT.
NICOTINE HAS BIG ROLE TO PLAY BY PARTIES’ CONSENT.
ZYGOTES GROW WITH WHAT SEEMS TO BE GREAT SPEED OF LIGHT.
OUR ECTODERM FORMS NEURAL TUBE BY OUR FIRST FORTNIGHT.
WHEN IT CLOSES TO MAKE OUR BRAINS NICOTINE NOW THEREIN.
BEFORE DAY ONE OUR FATE IS IN WEBS NICOTINE DOES SPIN.
*one last equals two tons

There is only one “Air” toxic gas.

NICOTINISM RULES

Nicotinism always rules over democracy.
It has its control everywhere do not you see?
Up against NRA nicotine is top dude.
Which holds more people hostage would you conclude?

If all of the industry of nicotinism
Went into our schools instead of incorporationism
Earth would idyllic Eden be where God’s good peace rules.
Instead of this chaotic conflicted ship of fools.

If the devotion going to nicotinism
Went not to adds boasting tempting hedonism,
Don’t you think there would be less sickness all the time?
And for sure far less useless tendency to crime?

If all of the brains ongoing into nicotinism
Would go into universal anti-terrorism,
Then revenging could cease and all groups need no heroism.
Then each group in peace can practice own true religion.

If advertising brilliance going for nicotinism
Would inform us how to end our harmful schism.
So many dysfunctions could more readily heal.
Focus away from bad acts, towards good acts appeal.

There is only one “Air” toxic gas.

NICOTIANA

Nicotiana now part of the human soul,
When inside the mommy womb yet not two weeks old.
Come even sweeter by “triumphant” cigarette.
Future brains affected without a sole regret.

Take another look at world, let’s see what we can see.
Triumph to be passed by tobacco’s wide degree.
Icon paint maker covers entire globe it’s said
More nicotine in our kids than was poison lead.

Makers got the lead out, praise God that mighty task.
Now nicotine be gone that’s all our children ask.
But recall candy and bubblegum cigarettes?
Flue- cured tobacco one fifth sugar: sugarettes?

Evil concatenations maybe missed before.
Pre and post conception smoke so many adore.
Compounded compulsions nicotine everywhere
Baby not started yet, yet nicotine is there.

Nicotine spooks babies ‘brains’ ‘fore two weeks are passed.
Neural tube seen there fourteen days past semen’s blast.
Where there’s nicotine there’s smoke and surely ‘fire’.
Deep in our beings these tobacco facts conspire.

Each sperm-ovum live full deserve Almighty’s gifts.
These do not include products of tobacconists.
Are cigarettes the substitute for mothers’ milk?
And snuffs, chaws, cigars, pipes close by tobaccos’ ilk?

Color the right to life, right to life, right to life.
Smear it not just because push nicotine is rife.
Narco-nico subtle nuanced sneaky fiend.
Into the cradle begins to end childhood’s dream.

Please stay from around smoke if parents you can be.
For the sake of it be impractical to a T.
Take heart, world won’t come to end nor will this nation.
If we deem keep smoke from lungs of God’s creation.

Shout-out to CVS Pharmacies!

There is only one “Air” toxic gas.

A Furious Poet “MAY?”

Nicotine jumps blood-brain barrier sans a “howdy do.”
From neural tube to encephalon it’s a trip not new.
Through moms’ lungs then umbilical cord it goes very true.
Ere we are born, nicotine a thing we’re sensitized to.

Humans went out “to take a smoke”, compelled to bear that yoke
“The smoking lamp is lit” before midwives new bottoms stroke.
“No smoking light turned off” now neonatums’ door.
Now comes “Smoke’um if you got’um” gift cigarettes galore.

Surgeon General warns on every pack that we smoke
“causes lung cancer, causes heart disease” that’s how it’s spoke.
Now, “may complicate pregnancy” are you really kidding me?
No “May” about, it hazards gestation vide supra see.

Surgeon General also warns on every pack we smoke
Says that “Smoking causes emphysema” in same bold stroke.
He says, “May complicate pregnancy” surely you kid me.
Emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease we heartily agree
“May complicate pregnancy” a stance most fetal fatal.
“May complicate pregnancy” disservice neonatal.