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April 15, 2024

The Man That Brought a Violin to a Gunfight

By Catfish McDaris

The Man That Brought a Violin to a Gunfight

Of all that is written I only love what is written in blood. --Nietzsche

Surrounded by dead guardian angels
listening to: The Mephistopheles of
Los Angeles by Marilyn Manson

Warming hands and face above a hell
fire in a 55-gallon barrel dreaming of
dancing with a senorita in Guadalajara

Palm trees figs and dates in Damascus
driving Thunderbirds through a sequoia
and zebras and swallowtails in the Mojave

Shackled by my years, gravity sucking
my energy, the sky, and ceilings piss
on my head, the walls yawn in boredom,

Nobody laughs at the ugly mirror, guns
mean noise and chaos, death should be up
close and personal with a lovely serenade.

Article © Catfish McDaris. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-08-15
Image(s) are public domain.
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