Fire Walk With Me

I set my intestines
ablaze
on purpose

because some things
inside me
need
to burn

and better
to feel the flames
slow cook me

from inside out
in agony
than to feel
nothing
at all

©2021 J.D.C.IV

James D. Casey IV is the author of seven books, founder and editor-in-chief of Cajun Mutt Press, and extensively published online/in print by small press venues and literary magazines internationally. He is a southern poet with roots in Louisiana & Mississippi, currently residing in Illinois with his Beautiful Muse and their fat black cat, Chico.

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