The Origin Story: This poem was taken from one of my art pads during my Lost years. I always preferred to have rhymes and meter in my poems. Some poems I do try a bit too hard to make it fit within the poem's theme, but if you read through it and open your mind to the poem, you will see what I imagined, felt, and saw. When this poem was written I was heavily influenced by Jim Morrison and Lewis Carroll.
Excelsior was the name of a pipe my friends and I made from a candle holder shaped like a skull on top of a stack of books. We drilled a hole through the skull's nose hole into the candlestick well.