Friday, August 31, 2018

Sticky Palms and Sticky Sheets. by James Dennis Casey IV

hustlers of fear
behind blue eyes
and drab days
full of rain
and the pain of
they keep coming
back for more
inside her
on top of him
away from here
over there
smaller and smaller
the beat changes
everyone chants
thinking they have
a chance
sticky palms
sticky sheets
it’s all relative
when it comes to
and hustlers
of fear
telling themselves
they still
have a
at happiness
poor me
pour me
another drink

James D. Casey IV is a southern poet with roots in Louisiana & Mississippi. He currently resides in Illinois with his Muse, their retarded dog, and two black cats. Mr. Casey has authored four books of poetry, and his most recent title is Owls in Hot Rods with Pink Elephants and Dead Bats released August 2, 2018, through Cajun Mutt Press. His work has also been published by literary magazines and small press venues including Triadæ Magazine, Poetry Breakfast, In Between Hangovers, Beatnik Cowboy, Dope Fiend Daily, Under The Bleachers, The Rye Whiskey Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, Zombie Logic Review, Tuck Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, and several others. James mainly spends his days writing poetry and casting magick spells, but also enjoys quality time with family and cooking Cajun cuisine. You can find links to his books and other projects here:

Rev.James Dennis Casey IV

Ordained Dudeist Priest at Dudeism, the Church of the Latter-Day Dude

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