Take 1 part dragonfly juice.
1 part evaporated ice,
1 wisp of smoke
And add a heaping spoonful of lateral gravity.
Combine 1 part delighter fluid,
1 part joy venom
And some complicated syrup.
Add 3 awkward glances,
And 1 hubba-hubba.
Add a twist of fate,
A float of hope,
And 1 drop of flopsweat.
Stir until dizzy.
Rim glass with fingernail clippings or the crushed lenses of a pair of Victorian opera glasses.
Garnish with a little umbrella of parchment upon which is written a suicide note or a sonnet.
Pour into a mug of burnished moonstone or a hypodermic.
Best served in an inny belly button.
Miami, Summer, 2010
Also appears in Mipoesias Poetry Journal