“That’ll do, Pig” and Two Other Poems

by James D. Casey IV

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Busted Bones

Intermission of
silent souls,
changing color
behind a lit smoke,
sinking.

The Devil
made me
a free man,
flawed,
busted bones.

Fired
&
hired
again
on a hot day,
no water.

I put
two in his
chest,
no wussin’
out
now.

Run
for the
hills!
***

can’t write the words

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blocked
thinking
too much
watching
the world
where
thy will
be done
reason is
thankful
of
eternal
love
howling
kissing
hissing
bliss
a haloed
heathen
clawed
torn
between
light
and dark
both
fickle
muses
playing games with my mind
in subtle silence I cannot
control
when I
can’t write
the words
***

“That’ll do, Pig.”

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William S. Burroughs and I
plugging holes in my books
last night with buckshot
such a surreal fantasy

I’ve dreamt of hunting
vampires with Bukowski
and getting in barfights
with Hemingway and dodging
bats with Thompson and being
lost in the desert with Jim

but this was different
we seemed to know each
other intimately like old
friends that hadn’t seen
each other in a while but

the strangest part of it all
was after we were finished
blasting my books to confetti

we shared a needle and he
looked me square in the eye
and said something so profound
it made me question my very
existence as a human being

needle
*******

James D. Casey IV is a southern poet with roots in Louisiana & Mississippi. He currently resides in Illinois with his Beautiful Muse, their retarded dog, and two black cats. Mr. Casey has authored six books of poetry, and his most recent title is Death & Love/Love & Death released October 13th through Cajun Mutt Press. His work has also been published extensively by literary magazines and small press venues including Medusa’s Kitchen, Outlaw Poetry, Beatnik Cowboy, Triadæ Magazine, The Rye Whiskey Review, Dope Fiend Daily, Under The Bleachers, Zombie Logic Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, Pink Litter, In Between Hangovers, Tuck Magazine, and several others internationally. James mainly spends his days writing poetry, but also enjoys practicing magick and cooking Cajun cuisine.

Links to his books can be found here: amazon.com/author/caseyjames

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