Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/29/21

Alive With No Regrets

When my family departed here earlier this evening my brother’s wife remarked in passing, “I’m so glad you’re not dead.”

I could only reply, “Me too. It does free up the senses, doesn’t it?”

She looked at me and smiled and then they closed the door and it was another day here, just me here alone with my cat. Still not dead yet.

©2021 Will Mayo All rights reserved.

Will Mayo

Will Mayo is the author of Dreams Of MongoliaHoodoo VoodooThe Shells Encasing Our Nothingness, Bone Talking, and other books of the extraordinary. He lives with his six-toed black cat in Frederick, Maryland, said by some to be the most haunted city in the state. Most of his writing is done between the hours of 3 a.m. and sunrise. He enjoys wordplay and strange tales, and hopes you do too.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 08/16/21


Betrayal found me early
giving birth to Grundyism.
Collaborators in this caper
were seniors at school,
or from our colony
in the cantonment
who befriended me
to call or come home.

When they were acquainted
with sister
a year and some months older:
I was cast aside
from their circuit of friendship.
Androgen has no grace.

©2021 Sanjeev Sethi All rights reserved.

Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi has authored five books of poetry. Hesitancies by CLASSIX, an imprint of Hawakal, in July 2021 is his latest. A month before it, he released Bleb from Hybriddreich in Scotland. He is published in over thirty countries. He is the joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux, organized by The Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. He is in the top ten of the erbacce prize 2021 UK. He lives in Mumbai, India.