Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 10/20/21

Hotel Room Poem

Haunted
by what I’ve done
Broken
by the quiet
desperation
of a night
spent in the arms
of tv preachers
The lamb of god
lies bleeding
on the bed

Now I lay me
down to sleep
in the straight
jacket of twisted
sheets
and the soil
of my demons

I do not beg
forgiveness
from the
empty eyed
mistress
with the
unforgiving smile
She is is not
here for me

©2021 Dan Holt All rights reserved.

Dan Holt

Dan Holt is blues singer/songwriter/recording artist, poet and fiction author from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He has produced 11 albums of original music along with various singles and eps. After many years away from the poetry scene, Dan returned to writing poetry in 2021 and has had his work published widely in the online and small print press. His first book, Blank Canvas On Bloody Pavement, was published in March 2021 by Alien Buddha Press and can be purchased from Amazon.com.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/15/21

Halifax Honeymoon

We spent days sightseeing,
love making in the nights.
Except for the one day
we stayed in, made love twice.
In that deepest slumber
of warm somnambulance,
love heat dreams soon gave way
no matter how such dreams
fought at the forceful dark.

The place, unfamiliar.
I was unsure how young
I was, but the stairs stretched
my legs with each step made
down the dark steep stairwell.
At the bottom was light.
It opened into a room
with one ceiling light on,
a window on the far
side of the room was blacked.
There was nothing in there
except tools on the floor.
I saw no one around
but, I was not alone.

Then I woke up screaming
and my wife embraced me
tighter and sponging up
my cold sweat with her flesh.
Chills faded with her heat.
She calmed me, reassured
that I was safe, awake.

“It’s all over now, hon,
no matter what it was.”
… Yes, it’s all over now,
whatever it had been.

©2021 David Alec Knight All rights reserved.

David Alec Knight

David Alec Knight is from Ontario, Canada and has had poems appear in Wayzegoose, People’s Poetry Letter, Canadian Writers Journal, and Verse Afire. Anthology appearances include The Sandwich/Mill Anthology, 10$ Cash Value: An Anthology Of Assets, Ellipsis…, and By The Wishing Tree. His first collection of poems, The Heart Is A Hollow Organ, will be out before year’s end. David works in healthcare.

Coming Soon From Cajun Mutt Press

Keep your eyes peeled for our next book, Bone Talking by Will Mayo, set to be released September 21st.!!

This one is a little smaller than our normal 100+ page collections; 57 poems/74 pages total. A mixture of prose and poetry that ends with its title poem, “Bone Talking.”

Write On!
JDCIV
🤟💀

Available September 21st.