So Beautiful And True by James D. Casey IV

I feel the need
To repaint my face
In all the beautiful colors
I’ve forgotten about
To mask the ugly
That has rubbed off
On me
Living in the reality
That I’ve lived

Sometimes I sit and think
Of all that I might have
Been or will be
In the now and then
Remembering my childhood
The paths I chose after
And the effect

I decide to let go
While holding on
To the possibilities
Of the impossible
Knowing that free will
Brought me here
And will bring me elsewhere

The world as we know it
Was built on crazy ideas
And impossible possibilities
And in my painted face
Now different
And changing every second
I think of the world
How the crazy ideas
Shaped me in some way
Shaped all of us

Then I start to recognize
All of the forgotten colors
So beautiful and true
And it makes me forget
The ugliness
And remember
My life isn’t for anyone
But me

James D Casey
James D. Casey IV is a self published author of three volumes of poetry: “Metaphorically Esoteric,” “Dark Days Inside the Light While Drunk on Wine,” and “Tin Foil Hats & Hadacol Coins.” His work can be found in print and online in several places including Triadæ Magazine, Pink Litter, In Between Hangovers, Indiana Voice Journal, Beatnik Cowboy, Dissident Voice, Scarlet Leaf Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, Zombie Logic Review, Your One Phone Call, I am not a Silent Poet, Tuck Magazine, and Outlaw Poetry to name a handful. Links to his books, social network profiles, and other projects can be found here: http://louisianakingcasey.w

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