- Frank had a bumper sticker that loosely translated from the French to English said, "Let's make the term 'junkie' as unacceptable as queer!"
I must reiterate that I advocate nothing….I do not actively or passively even suggest that anything I do was either good for anyone else or that should be tried. I have found, however, that there is too much myth, archaic knowledge and even less understanding about the role and place of so-called consciousness altering drugs! But there are many, far to many abandoned souls lost along that byway and I have lost a few of my own dear friends — never my own troubles…but no one twisted my arm and I was never a “junkie” on anything — well except coffee and alcohol — which that gawd now I have under something of a leash control.
Why am I venturing forth with this screed at my luncheon driving break today, I got an email saying a dear friend in Montreal after the ravages of prostate cancer and sinking under the weight of a terminal diagnosis took his life on a massive dose of morphine spiked with a rather large amount of mescaline. Bonne Nuit Frank — I loved your poetry, your brave soul for saying always the truth, and for living your life on your terms never on anyone else’s!