Wet Reckless

Wet Reckless

by Cassandra Dallett


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In this poetic memoir of a rough and tumble life, from her backwoods childhood without boundaries to a California urban adulthood filled with triumphs and disasters, Cassandra Dallett spares no details in a poetry memoir that reads like the love child of Charles Bukowski and Elizabeth Bishop. These are stories of an outsider, a perpetual misfit, offering a ceasefire in the war she wages with herself.

Cassandra Dallett 's work has appeared in Slip Stream , Sparkle and Blink , Rusty Truck , Hip Mama , and the Criminal Class Review , among other publications. She currently occupies Oakland, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933149844
Publisher: Manic D Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

I come From 9


69 13

Buying the Mountain 14

Swimming Whole 15

Barn Razing 18

Mountain House 19

Dear John 21

99Luft Balloons 22

Fringe Elements 23

Wishing Well 25

Runaway Collector 26

Busy Town 28

Maybe It is a Love Story 29

Knotty Heart 32

Feeding the Mountain 33

Things I Learned from Mom 34

Care Giving 36

In Dreams 38

I Am That House 40


I Was the Girl They Whispered About 43

The City Out of Order 44

Pacificax3 47

Girl Cuffed 49

Hot Pants 51

School Daze 53

Ocean Beach Babylon 54


Nothing to Hold You Down on Market Street 59

Leaving Court Ordered Therapy 61

On Bush Street 64

850 Bryant 65

Drunk School 2011 67


Exposed 73

Slippery When Wet 75

It's the Speed, Stupid 76

Nebulous or Not 78

To the Courier of Love 80

Killing Love on February 14th 81

Conversion 83

The Funny Thing is 85

Cougar in Scrubs 87

How I Lost the Kitchen Guy 88

Lunch with Big 90

Lunch with Big II 91

The Audacity of Sparrows 93

What If I Can't Wiggle Out of it 94

Nothing Planned Nobody's Parenthood 95

Without a Roof 97

Enter the Dragon Lady 99

Anatomy of the Locksmith 101


Highlander 105

You in the Town 107

Five Minutes of Funk 109

Outside EI Gato Negro Pool Hall 110

Neighbors 111

My White Flight 114

The Raptor on E. 14th 115

Saying Sorry to Cats by Moonlight 116

The Rooster on Two-Six 117

Birders 118

Death in the Beer Garden 119

Spring Fever 120

The Language of Rice Farmers 121

Mooning Over You, Boo 123

Spirit in the Dark 125

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