Kissy and Timmy and Me

“ You’re moving into Kissinger’s old office”
Said Bud, the wizened old janitor
And a decent guy at that

“His file cabinets are in there.”
Sure enough they were
So it must be true

“And down the hallway there
Is Timothy Leary’s old office”
So that must be true too

Kissy and Timmy
Kissing Cousins in the Vanserg Building

Did they pass in the hall?
Glance at each other?
Say a few words of greeting?
The last probably not

Did they piss in the men’s room
Silently standing next to each other?
Maybe so.
There was only one

The counterfactuals of history
What if Timmy had given Kissy Acid?
Timmy turn Kissy on?

Maybe the world would have become
A more peaceful place
With Kissinger on Acid

It certainly
Could not have been

The Kissinger War Prize
For Vietnam
Obama got one too

Those Norwegians
Surely have
A wicked sense of humor

“Timothy Leary’s dead,’
“No! No!’
“He’s on the outside,’
“Looking in’”

The Moodies
Bards of My Generation

University of Illinois Law Professor Francis A. Boyle served as Legal Advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization on the 1988 Palestinian Declaration of Independence; to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1991 to 1993; and to H.E. Chairman and President Yasser Arafat. The story is told in his book Palestine, Palestinians and International Law (Clarity Press: 2003). He can be reached at: FBOYLE@LAW.UIUC.EDU. Read other articles by Francis A..