By: Donnie Casto II
Great and Unknown Magnet of existence,
Allow me to embrace this race, with a love and a grace of a movable feast.
May I drink this art like Hemingway; shake my creativity in a Gonzo way.
Let tears of answer and silence water the Capote well and the dark angel known as goat boy
Keep me from the souled out heaven guarded by neo-con slaves at the imitation gate.
Great magnet of writers before and those to come let not my talent waste on the setting sun.
Lift up this blocking veil on this poor hilljack West Virginia man, that conformity and mediocrity was not part of your design and plan.
Reveal the holy ghost of experience of drink and of vice that my mind may be centered
In this craft and this passion that has consumed my life.