It’s All About (persona)

It’s all about the fantasy

we imagine

the roles we play

to flatter.

It’s all about the lies

we device

to convince the world

we exist.


Quarter Past Noon

At quarter past noon, in a hospital room,

there I was born, no big bang, no boom.

I’m sure pain was involved and tears were cried;

can’t say I remember or I would say I lied.

Beginning then and ending when

this life of mine starts and ends.

Seconds, minutes, hours and days,

time seems to speed up and then its delayed.

Time has been a master and a slave;

time has been a roadblock and a fresh pave.





Kratom. My right to choose, your right to choose. My right to an honest government. Your right to an honest government.

Note: I am an advocate for the use of Kratom.

Our right to choose what we put into our bodies if we indeed to choose to use Kratom for pain, anxiety, and the list goes on and on, should be OUR CHOICE.

I care to share the following message if you care to read it.




This message is from:
MMM Speciosa
PO Box 143179, Austin, TX, 78714
tel. 512-920-0536

As you know, the people’s choice to use kratom as we see fit has come under attack on several fronts by entities that stand to lose financially were they to leave it alone.

In the legal realm, of course the old news is that the FDA very much wants to criminalize a product that is far less harmful than many products which they sanction and even encourage, under the guise of saving us from ourselves. In fact, we believe, through first-hand experience and second-hand testimonials that kratom is saving lives and relationships; it is improving quality of life. It is important to recognize that federal authority is not the only concern – proposed new legislation to restrict or ban kratom currently exists in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee (to clarify the existing law).

The propaganda machine working to undermine the truth has been busy, with several media outlets unwittingly parroting the FDA’s misplaced concern and the flawed logic displayed in their January and February statements. Essentially FDA Commisioner Gottleib equates kratom to opioids and attempts to assign causation in a relatively small number of unfortunate situations in which the harmful role of kratom is surmised in the presence of many complicating circumstances which, if using sensible judgement, would prevent scientific methods from drawing any conclusions. Additionally, claims made about kratom regarding respiratory depression contradict longstanding conclusions both anecdotally and in published studies. We of course do respect the possibility of unknown mechanisms in rare situations, but is kratom really worthy of the attention as the FDA claims? We think not.  What clear evidence has been provided that links kratom to health dangers, even as its benefits are so well known?

While there have been a few articles that introduce the “grain of salt” necessary when considering any claims made by people who have financial conflicts of interest relating to the topic at hand, the majority have served to move the balance of perception for the uninitiated more to the negative. We encourage you to create a Google alert for “kratom” and address bad information with facts when one of these articles pops up, either in comments when available or directly, through letters to editors/authors. News outlets often take a second look and provide edits when their readership pushes back. The American Kratom Association has good information on how to respond with facts. In particular, please review the Feb 8th letter from a collection of scientists calling out the FDA’s bad methods and claims:

On the feasibility front, it is well known that the FDA stance has made it difficult for banks to knowingly provide their underwriting services for the purpose of enabling merchant services (ie, debit/credit card acceptance) to the kratom industry. The latest propaganda assault has only drawn more attention to this. Even high-risk merchant services want nothing to do with kratom and other low-controversy products like CBD oil. Unlike with CBD products, though, the FDA is going further by suggesting that actual danger is likely to exist with kratom. Our view is that kratom does not have the same public acceptance and pro-legalization momentum as marijuana and its derivatives and thus is an easier target for duping the public with fear and deceit.

Therefore, our unified and informed response is required. Please sign the AKA’s latest petition to the Whitehouse and encourage anyone you know to add their voice by visiting this link:

Lastly, because the AKA is an organization of full time employees with hired legal and lobbying firms, please consider donating one time or monthly at this link:

Please understand that the forces pushing kratom prohibition have not slowed their endeavor, and if the will of the people is not heard, it cannot stand against this illegitimate manipulation of our government.

Team MS