October 2008 / Volume 8 / Issue Three
Ross Vassilev
the experience

Jimi Hendrix warned
them that when the
Chinese commies take
Saigon they’ll take
Laos and Cambodia
too and then the shit
will hit the fan

and he was right but
then the Vietnamese
wiped out the
Khmer Rouge over
the objections of
China and America

and other blacks
treated him like shit
for having white
people in his band
and for dating
a light brown
Puerto Rican girl

but then he took
some more LSD
the purple haze
came on and made
everything alright.