Somewhere by James D. Casey IV

Such beauty
Shrouded in sadness
Trying to remember
The good times
But it’s hard to watch
Someone you love
Fade away
Even though
It is all of our ultimate
Fate

Skin and bones
A shadow of a man
Once called
The Great Deadhead Wizard
Among
Mountain backdrop dreams
Beautiful trees
And all God’s gifts
Trying to smile for him
When all I want to do
Is cry

Got him outside today
Finally
Nice weather
It’s been cold here
Sipping my morning beer
Watching him try to eat
This is the most aware
I’ve seen him in a while
I play him some Grateful Dead
And a little shine
Of the old Doug
Lights in his eyes

For a moment
The sun hits his back
He looks at me
And there he is
We exchange a smile
And a nod of our heads
Our hearts

At least I know
He’s still in there
Somewhere
Lost in the fog
But still there

James D Casey
James D. Casey IV is a published author of two poetry books: ‘Metaphorically Esoteric’ & ‘Dark Days Inside the Light While Drunk on Wine.’ He is also working on his third under the title “Tin Foil Hats & Hadacol Coins” that is expected to be published within the next few months. Mr. Casey’s writings have been published in international ezines and on several websites. Poetry Life & Times, Artvilla, Realistic Poetry International, and Poetry Super Highway have him listed in their poet archives as well. You can find links to his books, social network profiles, and other projects on his website at http://louisianakingcasey.w ixsite.com/big-skull-poetry.

 

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