Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/04/20


couldn’t take more than we could toke
let me hide myself in you, all i want
is to fall asleep, wake up next to a goddess

the first time fell in Love

i had a warm Miller high life in my hand
first thing she said to me around the bonfire
after a couple shots of Jameson,
“Would you like a fresh beer?
You’ve probably talked enough for now”
i hadn’t said a word all night except for
Yes, i would love a fresh beer.

did not recognize myself in the mirror
Love changes you in the most horrible ways
while still standing in front of you laughing
naked reminded to brush your teeth

be on my side/be on your side

all women have a favorite wash rag
some for special occasions
men seldom have much use for these things
unless talked into an impossible day of
drag me over your rainbow

I’m used to washing with pine tar roads and bristle cones
hardness sleeps under stars in fields of wheat
covered in sweat and mud a breath away from creation
wash clothes close to a drainage ditch, culvert of sacrifice
please don’t walk away, i need to feel you close
still looking for her eyes through wisps of feral dreams
a bite to know you’re there on neck kiss soft treachery

another pretty face
another chance to dream
guilty of the same old things

stars blink abandonment
beside the old water tower in Denton,NC, was a trail,
road ends you could walk into the woods to an old saw mill
when it would snow, dry kindling and sawdust could always be found
to build a fire it was one of the most romantic settings frozen branches
crashing far off in the distance her body held close hornets nest heart
breath of kerosene take off iron skin and bones raised on Rock and Roll
please don’t give up on me. Quite yet.

©2020 Kevin Martin All rights reserved.

The Wolfman Kevin Martin is an artist now residing in the land of his birth High Point, North Carolina. The Wolf has images and words published through Cajun Mutt PressThe Pangolin Review, Alien Buddha Press, and Rust Belt PressMy Head Fits Through Your Noose: Let Me Swing Awhile is Wolf’s first full-length poetry collection released early 2019 through Alien Buddha Press. His second book American Darling is set to be released later in 2020 through Rogue Wolf Press.

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