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True Shamans

True Shamans

written by: James Dennis Casey IV



Men lie
Like stones
In cold chance
Turned shadow
By light of the moon

Dewy morning sun
Burns inside
Unheard of hearts
Won over
By truth

Friends of Bacchus
Filthy pleasures
Bulls at the altar
Boasting salvation
True shamans
Aged and

The house where creatures
Dwell in silence
Shifting changes
Within the world
Alone in the crowd

A road of
Shining stars
Making spirits whole again
Probing and gentile

Travel by the light
Of heart
To avoid the lies
Of man

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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