Dancing Through the Flame

Dancing Through the Flame


J.D. Casey

wasting away with the day

inhibitions set free

with the night


you said you’d let me know

when the time

was right


but now you’re gone and I

feel invisible here

cold and alone


simultaneously dead alive

with all the other



dancing through the flame

feeding myself

dirty lies


talking to the head

of the heathen




Bio: James D. Casey IV is the author of six poetry books, founder and editor-in-chief of Cajun Mutt Press, and extensively published by small press venues and literary magazines internationally. He is a southern poet with roots in Louisiana & Mississippi, currently residing in Illinois with his Muse, their retarded dog, and two black cats.
Links to his books, social media profiles, and other projects can be found here:
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