but still the rose of sharon blooms a little just even & the search for the dead rat futile again still
now listening to the scanner for weather check it gainst my hip ache
some testament of faith still or some indication
that nature the youth ministers warned about that all my ex-girlfriends’ mothers
some parliament of cast-off owls wind mad & oppositional curious eyes wide hungry for more than
what the deacons outlined as what we had the right to expect
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not some AARP commercial this: not like those white backlit Sunday morning ones either you know the ones tween segments of Meet the Press with Tim Russert snarking polite at politicos & praying for one just one just one Buffalo Bills Super Bowl win christ just one then fading into some oceanic dream white sand like St. Petersburg Florida near that giant pink hotel no working people can afford (private beach) maybe a yacht or maybe a calm ratless mountain morning like those later on commercials for ED meds that make you ready when the moment arrives ® & when it does make sure it don’t last more
than 4 hours (poor woman) or maybe it was one of those happy lighthouses before returning to upstate Tim praying for Buffalo cuz that was more likely than the triumph of democracy
Mick Parsons’ work has been featured by Train River Press and published in Thimble Magazine. It has also appeared in Unavoidable Disaster, Contemporary Haibun Online, The New Southerner, Pegasus, Antique Children, The Smoking Poet, The Dispatch LitaReview, The American Mythville Review, The Licking River Review, Inscape, and on semantikon.com. He is the author of two poetry collections, several chapbooks, a collection of short stories, and a novella. He’s organized open mics and readings all over the Midwest. He publishes new work often on Instagram (@dirtysacred). He is also the host and producer of the travel story podcast, Record of a Well-Worn Pair of Travel Boots.
Punk Rods and Love Magick Conquer All in Thesewoods
James D. Casey IV has been working on a follow-up book to his graphic novel in poetry form, Owls in Hot Rods with Pink Elephants and Dead Bats! It will pick up where the story left off and begin a whole new adventure, introducing new characters, bringing some back from the dead, and diving deeper into the story of Elvis Lector and Baby Monroe.
He’s currently in the illustration phase, and the book should be ready for release sometime in the coming months. Punk Rods and Love Magick Conquer All in Thesewoods is even more insane than the first book, so buckle up and get ready for another wild ride!
Our debut publication is the brain baby of a true outsider outlaw, James D. Casey IV, in his style of over the top in your face writing! An epic wild ride about two psychobilly serial killers, that just so happen to be owls, and their surreal tales of debauchery. Keep your eyes peeled for this beautifully crafted book due for release in early August!