The Bottom a Long Way Down – James D. Casey IV

The Devil came to me
in a dream,
and sold his fucking
soul to me.

He is my marionette now.
I pull
the strings tied to
his bones.

I’ve tasted fire,
and I’m ready
to rule now, not
waiting for the

to take my place upon
the throne.
Time to pack it in,

and take this party
The river is cold and
black, and

the bottom a long way
down, but
as long as I have her
by my side

to help me rule
all will be well.
She was part of
the deal, after

I wouldn’t have it any other
My love, beyond forevermore.

In a garden full
of angels I will
never feel alone.

Be they from Heaven
or Hell matters not
to me.