Charlie McCormick


Dom Quixote by Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso


Hunter S. Thompson,

the Gonzo journalist gone so
fast with a BANG on the phone,
revolver to his head,
plastered recovery bent
for no more stories,
no more books

bent backwards in half,
scissor-spent on twisted ether
nightmares, black-out rampaging
across the strip, gambling
your loose life for a good time
real fast, I’ll die trying
the ethos       credo,
for sneering lizard people
gorging flesh, hot blood
splatters, sharp claws on
evil arms, creeping, sinking
feeling as the floor liquefies.


About the writer:
Charlie McCormick is a Sacramento, California, native and began studying English in 2013 at Cosumnes River College. They have a B.A. in Child Development from CSU Chico and are currently a graduate student at CSU Sacramento working towards an M.A. in English.

Image: Dom Quixote by Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918). Oil on unspecified medium. No size specified. 1914. Public domain.