Even the Worms

last night’s dream
brought me to a place
deep within a secret realm

my grey laced
golden mane
and tattooed skin
with animalistic hide
fangs, tongue, claws
all craving lustful embrace

I found
every manner of beasts
howling with pleasure
tangled bodies
in copulation

owls, deer, bears
wolves & snakes
even the worms

complete anarchy
glorious chaos

they welcomed me
into their forest orgy
I became one with them
until my awakening
aroused in feverish pitch
wet sheets

I long to visit
that dream again
to release my inner animal
and lay with the creatures

wildly free
is the love
of beasts

ยฉJ.D.C.IV 2019


James D. Casey IV is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry: Metaphorically Esoteric, Dark Days Inside the Light While Drunk on Wine, Tin Foil Hats & Hadacol Coins, Owls in Hot Rods with Pink Elephants and Dead Bats, Isomorphic, Death & Love/Love & Death, and Unwritten Words That Slide Down The Wall. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Cajun Mutt Press.

His work has been published in print and online by several literary magazines and small press venues including Triadรฆ Magazine, Mad Swirl, Zombie Logic Review, Medusa’s Kitchen, Oddball Magazine, Clockwise Cat, Alien Buddha Press, Academy of the Heart and Mind, Piker Press, Madness Muse Press, Runcible Spoon, Expat Press, Walking Is Still Honest(W.I.S.H.)Press, Chicago Record, Scum Gentry, Degenerate Literature, Gathering Stories, Constellate Literary Journal, IT-International Times, Visual Verse, The Blue Nib, Pink Litter, In Between Hangovers, Indiana Voice Journal, Poetry Breakfast, Beatnik Cowboy, Dissident Voice, Scarlet Leaf Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, Whispers, Your One Phone Call, I am not a Silent Poet, Tuck Magazine, Terror House Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, Inquietudes Literary Journal, Duane’s PoeTree, High On Poems, Synchronized Chaos, Love Booklet, The Wombwell Rainbow, Bottom Shelf Whiskey, Story Mirror, Stanzaic Stylings, Spillwords Press, The Micropoets Society, Leaves of Ink, PPP Ezine, Poetry Life & Times, Realistic Poetry International, Writing Nights Press, Eber & Wein, and countless others.

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