COME TO MY ROOM by R.G. Johnson

The 23rd offering from Ten Pages Press is now available: Come to My Room by R.G. Johnson.

Scrambled Sunday Slam-dance


caught a flathead catfish with

a seventies porn-star mustache

he winked at me when I opened his belly

in his guts

I found a used yellow condom

and a diamond engagement ring

took a quick shower to be holy

but laid down in the tub and fell asleep

nearly drowned

was late for redemption

magical promises of the two-headed preacher

rattle my ears

but not my soul

perhaps I am irredeemable in the state

flesh-crazed Sunday canines tear

barbeque-basted corpses

in between witty lies and savory hatred

oriental chairs

red with gold paisley

they remind me of grandma

she use to chew tobacco and smoke cigarettes


I miss her laughter

dolls speak in scrambled Scrabble tiles

smiling feline masque exhales a foreign-tongued


forget to let my happy beast outside

my dreams will be littered with worry

and feces on the beige carpet


4 responses to “COME TO MY ROOM by R.G. Johnson

  1. I believe that R.G. Johnson is one of the great emerging poets and I anticipate a time when his collections will be found on many shelves. His work is cutting-edge and highly original… can’t get enough of it.

    Congratulations on your latest publication.

  2. I can attest that RG never fails to impress…his work is always fresh and sharp. Even reading this for the second or third time now I enjoyed it as much as the first time. Great work RG!

  3. 🙂 Thanks. I’m honored that you took the time to leave such kind comments. Your words lift me up more than I could say. Also, thanks to Craig for giving me a place to display this madness. Means a lot.

    R.G. Johnson

  4. I have to admit im impressed and thats not something that is seldom done
    RG writes with a fire that burns as hot as dam fine whiskey a very gifted writer who’s style is strong and totally original cheers brother


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