A Manic’s Heart

damn lady
by Joseph James Cawein

broke my heart
at midnight convenience

with airplane arms

spatial grins

and cigarette burns
on her manic heart.

damn lady.

eyes churning
with intensity.

innards’ whooping
silent rages.

damn lady

made me


Joseph James Cawein is losing his mind.The man who occupies the empty bar stool says so. No one else hears him laugh.


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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