Yage and Mezcalito Euphoria – Catfish McDaris


Astride a flying llama
seeking yage children with no bones
junkie gringos shooting mezcalito worms
from the heads of beautiful senoritas

The Andes comb the sky
for clouds and thunder
pain dances on the horizon
with Aztec dragons and jade jaguars
Saturn and Jupiter make love to the sun

Frequent coincidence is not happenstance
a force beyond comprehension drives
forgotten rain ghost faces and moon priests
reflect in polished granite
dislocated from the universe

The inhumanity of war strangles
creating perpetual havoc of soldiers
of the magic flag believing
in invincibility and malevolence

Sad bitter eyes look
upon the world stretched
reading nuance of gesture
and futile sound modulation
euphoria snickers behind jealousy
envious emotions and stolen hearts

Greedy fools cripple eternity
and I’m only looking
looking for the way.

Catfish McDaris has been active in the small press world for 25 years. His biggest seller is Prying: with Jack Micheline and Charles Bukowski. He’s working in a wig shop in a high crime area of Milwaukee. His newest book is:



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