Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"Untitled"

~UNTITLED~

Flashbacks
In waves
Soft
Flowery
And convoluted

Memories of
A coin operated boy
That gained the world
Fueled by
Chemistry
And bad decisions

Now just a clown
With a rat king crown
Behind a cigarette smile
Tripping
On a screw loose
Expedition

©James Dennis Casey IV


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Paradise"

~PARADISE~

Stardust
Lost in translation
Doomed to let the
Sun go down
Upon our grievances

Endless skins
Without men
A remedy
In avalanche
Rolling
With a gun street
Girl

The best performance
The original animation
Institutionalized
With the devil
In a room full
Of flowers

Space oddity religions
And pity party nightmares
The consequence of inaction

Paradise
On fire in the rain
A simple song
Screaming of wild love
Forgotten futures
And alternate Edens

Horizons
Seasons
Spinning
Falling
Throughout
The infinite galaxy
Doomed
Yet forgiven

©James Dennis Casey IV


Friday, January 26, 2018

"Upon Their Wrists"

~UPON THEIR WRISTS~

Lying there
In the rain
With skin
Defiled
In slumber
Creeping
Like colors
Never seen

Bodies
In morbid wonder
Hand in hand
Entwined
In rigor mortis

Dried blood words
Upon their wrists
That once flowed
From their lips
With forlorn sentiment
Washed away
By the water
From above
Lining the ground
With tangent
From behind
Sunken eyes

The future lost
And found again
Doomed and hidden
To be dug up
Long from now
From long ago

A story
To be told
Crawling up
Inside and out
From the mouths
Of rain soaked
Corpses
Festered with worms
And forbidden love

©James Dennis Casey IV




Thursday, January 18, 2018

"Bullshit Dance Moves"

~BULLSHIT DANCE MOVES~

I got away
With murder
Once upon a time
But I only
Killed myself

Over and over
Using blue moon machines
In little bottles
Of transparent orange
That sounded
Like maracas
In my pockets
Playing sweet music
To serenade the dead

They made me
Dance
The voodoo mambo
Zombie limbo
My head like a chicken
Pecking at feed

From morning
Until night
I didn't mind
That kind of death
Felt good
For a little while

I was never charged
With anything criminal
Because they couldn't find
The bodies
To corroborate with my
Bullshit dance moves
So I was sent to rehab
Instead of
Gruesome Gertie

©James Dennis Casey IV


Saturday, January 6, 2018

"Bukowski & The Drag Queen Dracula"

~BUKOWSKI & THE DRAG QUEEN DRACULA~

Last night
Me and a giant
Charles Bukowski
With exaggerated
Facial features
Were hunting vampires
In a corn field
Outside some kind of
Dreamscape farm
During a Cajun
Fais Do-Do

The final boss battle
Played out like a musical
When a drag queen Dracula
Jumped out of a hay loft
Singing and dancing
As we fought him
To the death
By stabbing him
Through the heart
With a corn cob

Believe it or not
That wasn't the first time
Bukowski and I
Hunted vampires
In my dreams
But it was
The first time
We killed one in drag
Using corn as a stake

©James Dennis Casey IV



Thursday, January 4, 2018

"Walking in Slumber"

~WALKING IN SLUMBER~

The death of a dream
In digital witness
Like birth in reverse
A yard too far
Guaranteed

The fix is here
Just in time
Walking in slumber

Centuries of bad blood
In cold words
Kept us spinning
Standing still
Inside the flame
Somewhere unforgiven
Turned away

The story of a madman
High as the light of day
Too close to the blade
Of the pendulum
That cut him down to size
With the weight
Of his own worth

Painted ruins
That only love you
When they lie
Until there's nothing left
To say

Better strangers
Than one trick ponies
No one knows
Show me the way
It could've been
I will wait for you

©James Dennis Casey IV


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"Alligator Boot Cars"

~ALLIGATOR BOOT CARS~

I'm gonna run away
Start a one man cult
As the king turd
Of an empire of shit

Change direction
With the wind
Living forever
In a dream
Behind a million mirrors
At the end
Of the rainbows
On the walls
Of my own prison

Never staying between
The lines
Knocking over mailboxes
In my alligator boot cars
With a pistol in my pocket
And a folded fifty
In the brim of my hat

Tattooing my story
On my skin
Along the way
So you can read
My body
Like a book
When I die

©James Dennis Casey IV