The Cannabis Commandments

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The Cannabis Comandments:

Pass joints to those who would pass it to you.

Forgive us our camping on the bowl as we forgive those who pass to the right.

Do not covet thy neighbors hot wife’s edibles. She knows you want them at the potluck.

Honor your mother and fathers grower.

Yea tho I walk through the shadow of the valley of death I will not fear sadness or smoke resin because I get high with a little help from my friends who do unto others who have done unto them.

You shall have no drugs before Holy Mother Mary Jane. After is fine. No meth or heroin though those are bad. 

Thou shalt not make any communion vessel which contains the sacred seed therein for to.smoke seed is blasphemous!

Thou shalt not eat weed in vain for it is good.

You shall not kill the bowl and pass it to your neighbor.

You shall mix the strains for it is pleasing to the Gods.

Thou shalt be generous with the herb 

Remember the Sabbath day, to be stoned in it.

Cannabis saves, like actual lives, man.
 Lennée Reid is a geeky veganish ecclectic mystic poet activist QPOC single mom survivor goddess on the spectrum who doesnt like labels. She has appeared in the UPS DIRT! project, Creative Colloquy, Tattoosday, Lost Tower, Works In Progress, Spectrum Women, and her chapbook “Universal State of Mind”, published by The Girl God. Lennée has featured and slammed across the country, was The Olympia Peoples Mic first WOWPS representative, opened for Pussy Riot, was heard on Paradigms, Tell It Slant, and Wheel of Wonder. Her spoken word  album “The Second Coming of Matriarchy” is available at lenneereid.bandcamp.com

Follow her @lenneereid 

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I AM #88!

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Hello there people of the internet. Now that I’ve decompressed it’s time for an update on my WOWPS experience.  The people I met were  amazing! I connected with poets from around the world like Maddie Godfrey and went to some awesome readings. I met Sara Eve Fermin, Wil Gibson, and Erin dingle at the visible and invisible disabilities reading, all of whoms work I admire. #sparklebrainsunite And dressed as Hermione hosting the nerd slam, Tolanda Henderson, a truly kindred spirit. Some of my favorite NW poets were there too. Cecily Schuler was organizing the volunteers and Garfield Hillson was volunteering staying just up the road from me in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Both of them made NYC more comfortable. Although the structure prevented me from seeing Nikita Oliver perform, who’s work I’ve posted here on asliceofmysticpi, or Shana Alden I know they made it rain.

Gotta shout out to the Bushwick graffiti and mural artists making their mark.

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My first bout I performed “Black Widow” which you can check out a performance of from Seattle Poetry Slam Here on my YouTube channel and “temple of cannabis”. Both my poems came in last. 3 of the 5 judges at one time were west point cadets. I of course said something cause I can’t keep my mouth shut. Maybe they don’t like revolution or weed. I haven’t placed last in a slam in well over a year and that’s all I’m saying about that…… Mumbles something about poetry being judged by uniforms under breath…

At my second bout I was happy to meet a mentor and Facebook friend in real life, Deborah Pointer. Yes, the Deborah pointer from Def Poetry Jam. She got this great shot of me slamming “One” which you can check out really old video of hereback when I had wrapped dreadlocks. “One” came in last and “Premeditated Repressed Memory” came in 5th.
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And then we went out to dinner at this delicious Chinese place. Most importantly she made me feel like a sister at home in a huge city. And I totally forgot to take pictures. The leftovers were good though.

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The next day I ate the lunch special at this delightful Nepalese Indian place Called Spice and Grill on Myrtle in Brooklyn. And I mean I ate it the whole next day. It was a lot of delicious food. Here’s a local article about them http://myrtleavenue.org/spice-grill-to-bring-nepalese-food-to-myrtle-avenue/

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I got a chance to catch an open mic hosted by Sharief Hobley at Bijan’s
It was an honor to hear someone who has worked with so many legends play in an intimate setting and he was a friendly host. I had a delicious soup that I have never tasted anything like before and highly recommend. The drummer was super cool and awesome just like the bartender guy and the waitress was on point, the other performers should get a shout out too. It was memorable. I would definitely go back there and take way more notes and pictures. I’m new at this.
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When I poemed in N.Y. for #WOWPSBK I did not come in last! Although 88th out of 96 is probably the worst I’ve ever done at anything in my life, I’m happy with not last. I could’ve done worse! I will do better next time! And considering everything I had to overcome just to participate I’d say I did my best. I’ve improved a lot since wowps and overall I’m glad I went. Although honestly, it was more difficult physically, emotionally, and financially than I anticipated or could handle, I survived. My fundraiser met 8% of its goal. Even without bringing my daughter I really needed to meet half the goal. so please donate to send Lennée to wowps on Indiegogo Anything helps.

Knowing how much my daughter loves fashion, I said I’d get a picture of someone who looked like a model. And would you know #sidewalkrunwaynyc on Instagram was the best dressed lady I saw. I have a good eye. She has great taste. We will be internet friends forever.

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Then I checked out this street show. This guy does some kinda bouncing cartwheel on his back too. It’s sick.

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And this guy
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that you can check out on my Instagram which has more pics from NY including a couple blocks worth of the murals you saw earlier.

After finals I came back to Cascadia.
Congratulations to Co WOWPS 2016 Champs Emi Mahmoud and Imani Cezanne!

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Here’s Emi Mahmouds Finals Performance

Here’s Imani Cezanne on YouTube

You should totally check them out.

Namaste Your Majesties

About the Queen, I mean author
image photo credit Ryan Harris

Lennée Reid is a geeky veganish universalist QPOC witch doctor mama bear poet activist survivor goddess on the spectrum who doesnt like labels that uses punctuation when she d@mn well pleases smile emoticon period Lennée has appeared in the UPS DIRT! project, Creative Colloquy, The Girl God, Tattoosday, and is forthcoming from Lost Tower. Her poems and photos are often in “Works In Progress”. Lennée repped Olympia Peoples Mic in NYC for WOWPS 2016, has featured across the country, and was heard on the KAOS 89.3 lit show “Tell It Slant”.

Find her online @lenneereid

Send Lennee to WOWPS

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Dear People of The Internet,

I have a favor to ask. You see, I recently won the Olympia People’s Mic Women Of The World Poetry Slam qualifier.
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Photo credit: Ryan Harris

That’s an actual picture of me crying when I won, and Rachel Greene being a supportive awesome person.

So now, I am asking for your support to get to WOWPS this March. I would love the opportunity to present my poetry on the national stage and compete representing my favorite town, Olympia, WA. I am a single mom and I’m a disabled, troubled artist poet so money is really really tight. Poetry is my passion. It has given me a voice and helps me heal to survive this rollercoaster called life. So if you enjoy my blog writing, I hope you do, and would love to support the arts, women, and moms in this way, please make a donation to “Send Lennee to WOWPS” on Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/ppniIyhgWyk/shre/8193110

So why should you give me money to go to WOWPS? What is that anyway? And will giving me your money change the world? Ill tell ya.
WOWPSis more than a poetry slam. Its a week where the most outspoken women come together to share and learn in sisterhood. Please help me get there. It will help me grow as a person. Its an experience I would love to share with.my daughter. I have worked hard to qualify to be a part of it. Sending us there would literally influence my life and my daughters chances of going to college. Yes you can change the world one dollar at a time. And for 25$ you even get a special edition handmade chapbook signed by me.
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Cover art “The Goddess of Woo” by Kay Shevon
How cool is that? I designed the cover and it has my best slam poems so it’s very cool. So cool it will be worth 300$ when im a famous poet. An investment shall we say?

Oh! And if you haven’t seen me perform before, heres some recent footage from Seattle Poetry Slam
http://https://youtu.be/2i_gho754a0

And some really old footage of from before I ever competed in a slam, because it’s always fun to look at old footage.

http://https://youtu.be/sfqV8zJf-Tk

That’s the poem that started this journey. One. It’s been said in more places than I could imagine already. How about New York?

Thanks for following reading supporting and listening. Thank you.

Thank you.

Lennée

Aka “The Queen”

Keep Calm I’m the Queen

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I am just so tired of this crap in the news every day. Girls kids black white innocent bystanders. When will this bullshit stop? I’ll tell you when.

When I’m Queen.

Q-How long has this racist classist genocidal bullshit been going on?
A- Forever.

Q- For how many of the forever racist classist genocidal bullshit filled years has Lennée been Queen?
A- Zero.

Q- Is it possible having Lennée as Queen would begin a new age of tolerance health compassion and prosperity?
A- Sure, anything is possible.

Q-Do you have a better faster idea for improving our lives and this planet than immediately building a Unitarian eco friendly neutral non GMO fracking free hemp fueled city state where all plants in their natural form are legal and everybody gets a free tiny house where Lennée is Queen mostly because it was her idea and babies and puppies love her so who can argue with that?

A- No, you do not have a better idea. I’m the Queen.  I have the idea.
I rest my case.

Thank you for listening and stay tuned for more from Lennée for Queen in 2016

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My favorite thing to eat currently, now that I’m veganish

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Over three weeks ago I went vegan. I must say it was easier than I thought. My health is already improving. I’ve always been a foodie into organics, so it was just a matter of making a few adjustments. So here’s a some yummy pictures and descriptions of my favorite things to eat currently. No recipes. Real cooks rarely use those.

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First up, hummus plate deluxe for lunch. A foundation of spelt bread and hummus topped with cucumber, tomato, olive and carrots with some melon and strawberry. For a snack I make a mini version.

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For dinner I had my first try at Thai coconut curry soup. Got my ingredients together

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Tamarind, lime juice, coconut milk, coconut oil, turmeric, curry, chilli, hoisin, cayenne,   galangal, ginger, onion, basil, garlic, bok choy, broccoli, tomato, bell pepper and cilantro. That celery in the background is happy to be in water and not this recipe.

I sautéed the onion garlic pepper and tomato in olive oil covered with water added the rest of the ingredients, a pinch of cayenne and basil about a tsp of each seasoning a piece of galangal and ginger tablespoon or two of tamari lime and hoisin

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It turned out good. Served over brown rice with a side of kimchi, that’s dinner.

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Another thing I was excited to make was vegan potato salad. The secret ingredient is black salt that tastes like eggs. I used multi colored fingerlings, carrot, celery, purple onion, stone ground mustard, evoo, apple cider vinegar, dill, black pepper, black salt, a dash of hot sauce and fresh green onion grown on my patio.

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Celery, green onion, garlic and potatoes. I cook with them so much, may as well grow some!

I hope you enjoyed my favorite things to eat currently, now that I’m veganish.

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Lennee Reid is a geeky vegan Unitarian witch doctor poet activist foodie survivor on the spectrum that does not like labels or punctuation smile emoticon She likes organic fair trade anything road trips and karaoke.

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