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The Mourning Sun

The Mourning Sun

written by: James Dennis Casey IV



burns my eyes
on a dead-end street
paved with angel bones

lost again
come what May
in April
i cry the broken
clown man blues

crawl around
my shattered mind
shards slice their feet
painting thoughts
crimson red

loss of self
carnage upon a torn page
within a book called life

all I do is dream
and lie to myself
about better days
in the mourning sun

James Dennis Casey IV

James Dennis Casey IV

James D. Casey IV is an artist, author of seven poetry collections, and founder/editor-in-chief of Cajun Mutt Press. His work has been published in print and online by several small press venues and literary magazines internationally. La Voce dei Poeti, La Catena della Pace international poetry contest gave "Warriors of the Rainbow" by J.D.C.IV a critic's choice award in 2016, and his poem "That'll do Pig" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by New Pop Lit in 2019. James was born in Colorado, grew up in Louisiana/Mississippi, and currently resides in Illinois.
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