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Shotgun Music

written by: James Dennis Casey IV

@LouisianaJames

 

Following a backwards god
With breath through a hole
In the sky
Like cultured pearl bullets
To the brain
We all want
The same things
But progress takes time

Living increases knowledge
But knowledge
Is a rare commodity

Cats and owls
Play deadly games here
Sometimes the owl wins
Sometimes the cat
Both fierce creatures
In their own rite

Take back the power
Carry on
With free insults
From shotgun music
And express trip tickets
To the flipside

Fresh flesh wounds
And cigarette burns
On old tan hides
Spinning tales
Of come and gone wars
And black hole blues

In this world
There are cats
And there are owls
But some have evolved
Into a combination
Of both

James Dennis Casey IV

James Dennis Casey IV

James D. Casey IV is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry, founder and editor-in-chief of Cajun Mutt Press, and extensively published online and in print 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 idiot dog, and two black magick cats.
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