Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/02/19


i turned down

a job
for $85,000
a year

it required me
to travel

fourteen days
every month.

i don’t want
to be
without my wife
for one day,

let alone
six months
every year.


and to think
my wife

that i don’t

love poems.

©Wolfgang Carstens all rights reserved


Wolfgang Carstens is best known for his short, choppy poems, explosive readings, and books that hit as hard as a Cancer diagnosis. He lives in Canada with his wife, five kids, grandson, two cats, ghost dog, mortgage and death. His poetry is printed on the backs of unpaid bills. Visit him at

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