Tuesday, December 4, 2018

PEYOTE BUTTONS by K.W. Peery

We
were
chewin'
peyote
buttons
on
the
outskirts
of
Area
51...


When
a
pyrotechnic
energy
washed
over
me...
like
the
tidal
beauty­
at
The
Bay
of
Fundy...

Or
a
Milky
Way
trip
over
Joshua
Tree
in
January...

Where
everything
connected
entirely...
and
I
forgave
openly...
because
fear
fueled
hate
no
longer
mattered...

And
my
hillbilly
soul
somehow
remembered
it
never
did






Americana songwriter and Kansas-City-based storyteller K.W. Peery is the author of seven poetry collections: Tales of a Receding Hairline; Purgatory; Wicked Rhythm; Ozark Howler; Gallatin Gallows; Howler Holler; Bootlegger’s Bluff. Tales of a Receding Hairline was a semifinalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards – Best in Poetry 2016. Peery is a regular contributor in Veterans Voices Magazine. His work is included in the Vincent Van Gogh Anthology Resurrection of a Sunflower and the Walsall Poetry Society Anthology, Diverse Verse II & III. In 2018, Peery is scheduled to have poems published in The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Big Hammer, San Pedro River Review, The Gasconade Review, Blink Ink, Rusty Truck, Mad Swirl, Outlaw Poetry, Mojave River Review, The Asylum Floor, Horror Sleaze Trash, Ramingo's Porch, From Whispers to Roars, The Rye Whiskey Review, Under The Bleachers and Apache Poetry. Credited as a lyricist and producer, Peery's work appears on more than a dozen studio albums over the past decade.

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