Michael Casey

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firearm ID

I have a firearm IDArtwork by Gene McCormick
and I am not going to be
one of those
mumbling to yourself
conversations to people
long gone
or far away
and not there
I have a rifle
I’m not gonna be
excited just seeing a nurse
at the Crestview
not gonna use
a tablecloth as bib
not gonna piss my pants
I said I have a rifle?
I have two of them
one hidden where?
I am not telling
In truth I don’t remember

Michael Casey is an American poet of Armenian descent. His first collection, Obscenities, was chosen by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His latest book is a new and selected poetry, there it is from Loom Press