Cajun Mutt Press Artist in Residence 09/03/19


Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)

“Gimme some sweet!”
we scream
blessed by your MAD words
BAD words
GLAD words
letting them scorch palates
y quemar nuestros labios
like Holy Wafers
in the Devil’s mouth.
Give us a taste
of life
your loco—
salty and caramel-kissed—
with every candy-flip of the page
forming crystalizations
of lithium-pink
opiate rock (candy)
on dripping tips of lenguas
(so ready)
that hunger for the taste
of sweet poets’ milk
melting rains of cajeta
upon wanting chins and souls
under hot breaths of your WICKED verse.

“Gimme some sweet!”

longing for a fix—
of your word-sugar
(tus palabras dulces)
their velvet, fatal stabs
to the heart
(mi corazón)
and the backs of throats
(releasing bad blood and MAD words)
like glistening Astro Pops
sharpened and honed
by the spit and rolling tongues
of PrOphETS—
their anointing mouths
and bleeding pens
working their brujería—
confectionate necromancies—
upon lifeless eardrums
y animas
that languished bitterly
in reductive states
of silent subtraction.


Gimme some sweet!

(Some candied teats to suckle)
Gimme some sweet!
(Sticky trickles of sanctified honey-nectar)
Gimme some sweet!
(El fuego…la alma en mi sangre)
Gimme some sweet!
(Good, proper skull-fucks that inject your Truths)
Gimme some sweet!
(A case of “the sugars” that never felt so good)
Ándale! Dame tu dulce
y no me dejaís aquí estropeado!
(Don’t leave me here CRASHING)

©David Estringel all rights reserved


David Estringel is poet and writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, & essays. His work has been accepted and/or published by Specter Magazine, Literary Juice, Foliate Oak Magazine, Terror House Magazine, Expat Press, 50 Haikus, littledeathlit, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Route 7 Review, Setu Bilingual Journal, Paper Trains Literary Journal, The Elixir Magazine, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Briars Lit, Open Arts Forum, Cajun Mutt Press, Former People Journal, The Ugly Writers, Writ in Dust, Cephalopress, Twist in Time, Merak Magazine, Salt Water Soul, Cherry House Press, Subterranean Blue Poetry, Printed Words, Sunflower Sutras, Tulip Tree Publishing, Salt Ink, PPP Ezine, Digging through the Fat, Haiku Journal, Foxhole Magazine, The Basil O’Flaherty, Three Line Poetry, Agony Opera, Siren’s Call Ezine, Alien Buddha Press, Synchronized Chaos, Pantheon of Poesy, The @baffled Haiku Daily, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, The Blue Nib, Fishbowl Press, Horror Sleaze Trash, Rigorous Magazine, Corvus Review,, Proletaria Journal, Cherry Magazine, Bleached Butterfly, Poetry Pea (Haiku Pea), Sub Rosa Zine, TL;DR Press, Spit Poet Zine, Arthut, ICOE Press, Logos, Z Publishing, Outcast Magazine, Ponder Savant, Impspired Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, The Poetry Question, Headline Poetry, Forever Endeavour, Queer As In Fuck You!, Claredon House Publications, Poetizer, Channillo, and The Good Men Project. He is currently Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press and The Elixir Magazine, a Fiction Editor at Red Fez, and Artist in Residence at Cajun Mutt Press and The Elixir Magazine. David’s first book of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints was published by Alien Buddha Press in April 2019. David can be found on Twitter (@The_Booky_Man) and his website at

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