Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/22/21

the pecextat trilogy

1.

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

saw

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

2.

ex
pec
tat
ion

tat
pec
ex
ion

ion
pecextat

x
e pec ion tat

pe e ta x on i

3.

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

come to think maybe
it is
exactly like
that

©2021 Mick Parsons All rights reserved.

Mick Parsons

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.

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J.D.C.IV with his Poem Poster in St. Charles, IL, at ArtsFest Poetry Crawl 2019

James D. Casey IV is an artist, award winning poet, gonzo writer, author of seven poetry collections, and the founder/editor-in-chief/publisher of Cajun Mutt Press.

J.D.C.IV has roots in Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, and currently lives in Illinois with his Beautiful Muse and their fat black cat.

His work can be found online and in print at several small press venues and literary magazines internationally.

Coming Soon From Cajun Mutt Press

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!

 

Owls in Hot Rods with Pink Elephants ans Dead Bats

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!

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