Casey Renee Kiser
With dark and unsettling humor, Casey Renee Kiser writes about depression, identity, relationships, addiction and death. more »
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Casey Renee Kiser Poems
What are the requirements of a beauty pageant judge? ? I once thought I could judge beauty.
Spit Me Out
Swallow me whole If you think you can Breathe me in If you're that type of man
I shoplifted from your height and got me some window ledge religion.
The Moon Said No
I interrupted you because you bored me I shook you
boys don't like smart girls they like
White Flag, Dark Cloud
dark cloud surrender take me prisoner torture me with half moons
I once dreamed I could sleep You were there, bouncing a sheep's head You told me the snakes were coming
I drink just enough water to stay alive I eat only when I almost faint I don't answer the phone Cause I stay so high, the clouds keep me busy
People I See Sometimes
I want to feel alive like people I see sometimes, on the street, holding hands
The Anxiety Society
eye contact is not on the agenda. we can hold disturbing conversations
I Wake Up Dead!
I wake up dead! I wake up dead! Clouds hang low and the sky is red.
Girl, Why Do You Hate Parades?
Rain is a lullaby and thunder is a group hug. Dreams are dirt, sweep them under the rug.
Nothing but crime in my throat, Eyes as vague as a Tuesday night,
The grass moves, hello Mother, the blades of grass cut another I know you could not cradle me
Quotationsmore quotations »
''I won't sleepHold Me Under: Poems to Drown to
if that's what it takes
to not wake up
''I convince myselfSpit Me Out
memories are nothing more
than a plural noun''
''I'll let no man in, unless of course, he knocks.Swan Wreck
Walk right in to my heart with a thousand locks.''
''I want to sleep in the ovenGutter Kisses and a Hug on Garbage Day
because I just burn in the bed''
''My pillow is as good as any oceanI Liked You When I Thought I was Dead
to drown in the nightmare of myself.
I swam all the way here from the moon.''
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What are the requirements of a beauty pageant judge? ?
I once thought I could judge beauty.
owns a swimsuit
or an evening gown
or has perfect teeth
or the right size thighs
or has sincere joy while waving to the crowd.
Beauty is wealth of the soul
and sometimes, poverty of the bones.
Beauty is a child's smile
before the crushing pain of broken dreams.
Beauty is getting up and brushing off your ego.
Beauty is listening, even when it feels like
your ears are going to fall off.
Beauty is encouraging someone