Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/06/21

I Refuse to Look at the Moon

I need water and sleep,
and the sound of radiotronic
dogs barking,
to stop.

I need to slide my bra
from beneath two shirts
out the right arm hole.

I need the hum of night
to breathe less loudly
and the death of Beethoven’s 9th

to cease its crescendo
in the outer reaches
of my frontal lobe.

I need my retinas
to forget the color blue,
forget there are endings

always skirting beginnings.
I need to say a prayer
for the dying.

©2021 Aleathia Drehmer All rights reserved.

Aleathia Drehmer

Aleathia Drehmer was the editor of Durable Goods and In Between Altered States. She spends most of her time writing novels, but has recently published poems in Anti-Heroin Chic, Fragmented Lines, South Shore Review, and Heroin Love Songs. She had upcoming work in Impspired Magazine.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 07/12/21

Send in the Demons

Send in a riot of head-busters
body breakers
I yell for them
throw dishes
blow speed limits
nothing happens
no one shows

What’s fiercer than me and yet
it creeps along the sidelines
where I cannot see it
oozes thick and real as the E N D
I want to be filled with
something apocalyptic
I want every tear drop
of Lake Cocytus
I ask the demons to step out
come at me!!

Silence is deafening
demons don’t show
sinning doesn’t awake any
recognition in their dimmed minds
I’m full of madness kissing the Reaper
with Ambien
before bed
who will send the demons in
to thrash my life
epically turn it upside down and burn
an opening into the corners of my mind so
darkened with corruption
even Lucifer would be sick at a glimpse

©2021 Donna Dallas All rights reserved.

Donna Dallas

Donna Dallas studied Creative Writing and Philosophy at NYU’s Gallatin School and was lucky enough to study under William Packard, founder and editor of the New York Quarterly. Lately, her work can be found in Horror Sleaze Trash, Beatnik Cowboy and Zombie Logic among many other publications. She recently published a novel, Death Sisters, with Alien Buddha Press. She also currently serves on the editorial team for Red Fez.

Editor’s Note:

Death Sisters is a wild fucking ride! I highly recomended reading this book.”

Death Sisters (Alien Buddha Press) by Donna Dallas