Hollow Green Envy by K.W. Peery


Hollow green envy
n' bitter blue pain
Like cool trepanation 
that's vibratin' brain...

Hollow green envy
in a tan Gucci suit
Like bumper crop branches
with rotten fruit...

Hollow green envy
on a cranked amplifier
Like a scream in your pillow
with two feet in the fire...

Hollow green envy
wishin' it was you
Just lyin' your ass off
To hell with the truth...

Hollow green envy
in a pale empty shell
Like dented display cans
on a juke joint shelf...

Hollow green envy
always greasy n' bent
Like a pawn shop axe
that won't pay the rent

-K.W. Peery 

Americana songwriter and Kansas-City-based storyteller K.W. Peery is the author of eight poetry collections:
Tales of a Receding Hairline; Purgatory; Wicked Rhythm; Ozark Howler; Gallatin Gallows;
Howler Holler; Bootlegger’s Bluff; Cockpit Chronicles

Tales of a Receding Hairline was a semifinalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards – Best in Poetry 2016.

Peery is a regular contributor in Veterans Voices Magazine. His work is included in the Vincent Van Gogh Anthology Resurrection of a Sunflower
and the Walsall Poetry Society Anthology, Diverse Verse II & III.

His work has been published in The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Big Hammer, San Pedro River Review,
The Gasconade Review, Blink Ink, Rusty Truck, Mad Swirl, Outlaw Poetry, Mojave River Review, The Asylum Floor,
Horror Sleaze Trash, Ramingo's Porch, From Whispers to Roars, Cajun Mutt, Culture Cult Magazine, The Rye Whiskey Review,
Under The Bleachers and Apache Poetry.

Credited as a lyricist and producer, Peery's work appears on more than twenty studio albums over the past decade.

Website: www.kwpeery.com


  1. Always close to the heart and one hell of a read my friend .


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