Shotgun Music by James Dennis Casey IV

Shotgun Music

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 D. Casey IV is a published author of two poetry books, and is working on his third that is expected to be published within the next few months. Mr. Casey’s writings have been published in international e-zine’s and on several websites. Poetry Life & Times, Artvilla, Realistic Poetry International, and Poetry Super Highway have him listed in their poet archives. You can find links to his books, social network profiles, and other projects on his website by clicking here…

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