his ashes were fired out of a cannon
accompanied by fireworks and ‘Spirit in the Sky’.
We sent him soaring heavenward, fuelled by hope.
What he wanted.
Hadn’t he said, “I hate to advocate drugs,
or insanity …
but [nonetheless] they've always worked for me.”
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The ashes of gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson were blown into the sky from a cannon in Aspen, Colorado