Lucky The Mouse. 

He turned up the volume 

on his Steel Pulse record 

and rolled another joint.

‘What’s that?’ I asked 

and pointed to a cage 

on the ash-trodden carpet,

‘That’s Lucky the mouse,’ 

he replied and grinned  

‘Why’d you call him 

Lucky?’ I questioned, 

‘Well before him 

we had this snake

named Cuddles and 

we’d been told to give 

Cuddles some live food. 

So, we were gonna

feed Lucky to Cuddles, 

but Cuddles passed away 

before dinner and that’s 

how Lucky got his name, 

he dodged death!’

‘Oh,’ I replied, 

not expecting that 

and stared at Lucky, 

as he ran around his cage – 

another happy accident 

beneath an oblivious sun. 

Published by Mike Zone

Mike Zone is the former Editor in Chief of Dumpster Fire Press and managing editor of Concrete Mist Press. The author of Screaming in the End: Poems and Stories, Fuck You: A Fucking Poetry Chap, Shedding Dark Places (almost), One Hell of a Muse , as well as coauthor of The Grind and Razorville. A frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl. His work has been featured in: A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Black Shamrock Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Better Than Starbucks, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, and Cult Culture magazine.

One thought on “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Gwil James Thomas

  1. When I was a child I saw an act in a circus, in which a wolf and a dordero shared a friendly cage. The problem is that every so often you had to buy another lamb.

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