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Scott C. Kaestner

Posted in Scott C. Kaestner with tags on January 31, 2022 by Scot




“If you can float
the sinking ship
a whole lot less”

is what he said
when he passed
the joint to me

that night we met
under the glow
of an ocean moon

we’ve been fast
friends ever since
laughing at doom

two dizzy heads
trying to die slow
enough to live

in our life rafts
passing time
back and forth.

Two Poems by Scott C. Kaestner

Posted in Scott C. Kaestner with tags on May 25, 2021 by Scot


I know a man
(or maybe he’s a ghost)

who inhales moments whole
to know his place in them

says it’s hard to breathe
caught in the world’s chokehold

he has wiggled free
but only temporarily

the outside world persists
so he insists on

digesting the magic within
holding on tight to what is his.



Sometimes when I look into my dog’s eyes I can see mysteries of the universe unravel and a sublime spiritual intelligence.

Then other times I watch my dog eat cat shit and puke only to wonder what the fuck is wrong with the universe.



Scott C. Kaestner is a Los Angeles poet, writer, dad, husband, and suffers from a severe allergic reaction to bullshit. Google ‘scott kaestner poetry’ to peruse his musings and doings.