9TH ISSUE LITERATURE

Between Love and Abuse

James D. Casey IV

kill the eyes in
the face of the sky
been smoking
far too long

things meant for the souls
built on cocaine bones

lost with the wolf
if it be your will
skulls full of moon
lightly dressed in smoke
on your gentle tongue

dancing with cosmic owls
the devil lives in my shoes

13 cannot be divided
unless you kill the TV
with the mother of the
mountain

if it be your will

let the singer sing
keep the goddess on
your side

tomorrow we jump
barefoot in the dark
see you all in hell
or New Orleans


James D. Casey IV is the author of six full-length collections of poetry, founder and editor-in-chief of Cajun Mutt Press, and extensively published by small press venues and literary magazines internationally. He is a southern poet with roots in Louisiana & Mississippi, currently residing in Illinois with his Beautiful Muse, their retarded dog, and two black cats.

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