John Dorsey

by Horror Sleaze Trash on September 10, 2017

John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015), Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017).  He is the current Poet Laureate of Belle, MO. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He may be reached at archerevans@yahoo.com

 


 

jeff walked in

 

on you fingering your vagina

while injecting heroin

in his bathroom

in a basement apartment

across the street

from scott high school

 

you said it was the only way

you could get off

 

it was your cello

your violin

drowning out the sad song

of class bells

 

like sweet music

to your ears.

 

 

 

 

 

The Midwestern Guide to Time Travel

 

remember to dance in 10 ft. steel cage

one for every year of your life

 

to dream of a future

filled with flying cars

and international date lines

that seem as limitless

as homespun wisdom

 

somewhere a little voice

tells you to drown a mermaid

in 39 ft of water or a hill of dirt

 

it sings for blood

as the sun

touches your skin.

 

 

 

Joey Ramone Serves Beignets in Hell

 

shoving his hair under a paper hat

imagining the sugar shakers

can hold enough cocaine

to take down an alligator

in any swamp

he tucks in a scream.

 

 

 

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