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§..§§§..§.             JWH ZERO EIGHTEEN            .§§§§.§§§.
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...§§.§.§§  WE DECIDED TO SMOKE THE DRUG IN A BARN  §§.§§§..§.
..§.§§§§..  THAT HOLDS GREAT NOSTALGIA FOR US ALL.  .§§..§.§§.
.§§§...§.§     WE WENT INSIDE AND TO THE HIGHEST    §.§.§§§.§.
§..§..§§§.   FLOOR, WHERE WE SAT DOWN IN THE HAY.   §§§§..§§§.
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§§.§§§.§§.    AFTER A WHILE BEGAN THE COLLECTIVE    ..§§§§.§..
.§§..§§.§.  PROCESS OF ROLLING ANOTHER JOINT, BUT   .§...§§§.§
§.§.§.§§§§  HERE OUR FRIEND STARTED TO LAUGH THEIR  §§..§..§§§
§§§§§§...§  MOST FUCKED UP LAUGH, AND WOULDN'T STOP .§.§§.§...
.....§..§.           FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.           §§§.§§§..§
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...§.§§...  WHEN THEY CAME TO THEY SAID THIS TO ME: .§.§.§§§.§
..§§§.§...      OUR FACES HAD BEEN SHAPED LIKE      §§§§§..§§§
.§..§§§..§ PENTAGRAMS IN THE DARKNESS OF THE BARN,  ....§.§..§
§§.§..§.§.  WE WERE LONG WORMS, WITH HAIRY TUBULAR  ...§§§§.§§
.§§§.§§§§.    BODIES DANCING FROM SIDE TO SIDE,     ..§...§§..
§..§§...§§        BEGGING FOR CIGARETTES...         .§§..§.§..
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.§..§§....   OUR LINGERING CAME TO AN END WHEN WE   §§§.§.§..§
§§.§.§...§   HEADED INTO THE CITY CORE. FOUR HOURS  ..§§§§§.§§
.§§§§§..§. AFTER OUR FIRST TOKE WE FOUND OURSELVES  .§....§§..
§....§.§§§    IN A DARK SLOPE BENEATH A GIGANTIC    §§...§.§..
§...§§§...               WATER TOWER.               .§..§§§§.§
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§.§§.§§.§§  THE TIME WAS IN THE POST-TWELVES OF THE .§§§..§.§§
§§.§§.§§..  NIGHT WHEN WE ROLLED A JOINT WITH PURE  §..§.§§§..
.§§.§§.§..  CANNABINOID-LEAF, NO TOBACCO, AND I WAS §.§§§..§.§
§.§§.§§§..         THROWN INTO A NIGHTMARE.         §§..§.§§§§
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.§§.§.§§.§  AS I WATCHED, THE CITY BECAME A WALL,   §§§..§...§
§.§§§§.§§§  AND I WAS HANGING ABOVE THE WHILE WORLD ..§.§§..§§
§§...§§...   IN A STRANGE AND UNDERWORLDLY FOREST,  .§§§.§.§..
.§..§.§... PUSHED UPWARDS AGAINST THE GROUND BELOW. §..§§§§§.§
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.§§...§..§     I WAS THEN STRUCK WITH THE MOST      §§§...§...
§.§..§§.§.  POWERFUL FEAR. A FORCE COMPELLED ME TO  ..§..§§...
§§§.§.§§§§  SUBVOCALIZE, BUT THE WORDS WERE NOT MY  .§§.§.§..§
..§§§§....                   OWN:                   §.§§§§§.§.
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§§..§§....  « IT « SHINES « THROUGH « EARTH « AND « .§...§..§.
.§.§.§....    FLESH « ALIKE « AND « THE « LIGHT «   §§..§§.§§§
§§§§§§...§  WILL « FIND « YOU « THE « LIGHT « WILL  .§.§.§§..§
.....§..§.  « DEVOUR « YOU « YOU « WERE « CHOSEN «  §§§§§.§.§.
....§§.§§.  YOU « WERE « CHOSEN « A « VERY « LONG « ....§§§§§.
...§.§§.§§               TIME « AGO «               ...§....§.
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.§..§§.§..    I COULD NOT MOVE, AND MY VOICE WAS    .§.§..§.§.
§§.§.§§§..   SMALL WHEN I ASKED MY FRIENDS WHY WE   §§§§.§§§§.
.§§§§..§.§   HAD DONE THIS, HOW SUCH EVENTS COULD   ...§§...§§
§...§.§§§.      TAKE PLACE. BUT MY FRIENDS WERE     ..§.§..§.§
§..§§§..§.       COMPLETELY STILL AND SILENT.       .§§§§.§§§.
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§§§.§§§.§.  AND THEN, ASTRAL PROJECTION. I SAW THE  §..§.§.§..
..§§..§§§.  CITY FROM ABOVE, FROM ABOVE THE CLOUDS, §.§§§§§§.§
.§.§.§..§§    A SPACE STATION... AND THE TOWER, A   §§.....§§§
§§§§§§.§..   MONOLITH, UNEARTHLY WHITE, ANTENNA TO  .§....§..§
.....§§§.§ SPEAK TO ME... THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW.  §§...§§.§.
....§..§§.  I SAW MYSELF DOWN THERE, BODY SHAKING,  .§..§.§§§.
...§§.§.§§           SPEAKING GIBBERISH.            §§.§§§..§.
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.§§..§§.§.  HERE'S A WHOLE BLOCK OF TIME ERADICATED .§...§§§.§
§.§.§.§§§§    FROM MY MIND, NO DOUBT EATEN BY THE   §§..§..§§§
§§§§§§...§  DISEASE, BUT WHEN I CAME TO I HAD COME  .§.§§.§...
.....§..§.   TO TERMS WITH MY IMMINENT DEATH. THE   §§§.§§§..§
....§§.§§§   CITY-ENTITY WANTED ME GONE, BY WAY OF  ..§§..§.§§
...§.§§...  PSYCHIC EROSION AND COLD TEMPERATURES.  .§.§.§§§.§
..§§§.§...  IT COULD'VE BEEN BELOW ZERO. WE GOT UP  §§§§§..§§§
.§..§§§..§   AND WANDERED THE STREETS TO KEEP WARM  ....§.§..§
§§.§..§.§.        UNTIL THE SUN FINALLY ROSE.       ...§§§§.§§
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