Poetry from Joshua Martin

Brute Neutron 

radio wrist Squirm
the screen fit beneath
Chin Up! Up! Up! Up!
summoned away spork
shining obedient crux
of Pearl Squirrel groove
lips   ,   shifts   ,   blimps
crack a Tick typo Tips
A shark Barking elevator
muffin   ,   an Oyster
Would that shake a Sack
a vegetable chair of Mutton
Strapping youthful vinegar
,   the whine selects   ,
a Ham application Antique
which Swats Drops   ,   arrow
predicating Apocalypse


bLiSs ExIsT Systematic 

touching warden stand
tall image continuation
process of eliminating
mayonnaise finger top
cosmos textile style a
shepherded earlobe jut
hut proverb maven raven
quoting adverbial mania




A spark, trembling on invisible sidewalk

the trip creases blending forehead
         consternation windows merely a spine
         to acknowledge murky phobia magazines
: ‘on that plane, sedated city’ :
                                 left doubted 
                                 overall imminent
. . . . .
            aforementioned pounds,
                                           labored,
(maybe sloths) - - - unpacked umbrella - - -
                  facial stimulated brain
                  startled scenario hairs . . . . .

scurrying had to be addressed
     , again, kick :  [otherwise] blank
                       declaration             , non-
binding , does fly , well-rehearsed skyline ,
          landscape in clusters
          a lapse, once upon an eyelash :

                                   tallest boots of
                                   dry tongue




Diplomacy

second grin
     be,stowed
            comparison
ROBOT transport
                  Vector

impale,ment
           speaking,ing
    of computerized
education            cycle
      symbolism

MaSteRpiEcE
               sympathetic
    SqUeeZe TOY
mermaid
         lady-in-
               waiting

AT aLL CoSts,
    coattails
, neon PaLaCe
              harsh
       RePeAL,s
                   November
   imaginary
 report      CaRd
         security
celebration.




chock full o’ diameter

dystopian like a cracker barrel hobby horse
     h00p earrings demonstrate soviet montage
     while laser tag aligns itself w/ German expressionism
          . New to older editorial cacophony
            lashing museum studies,
                               tongue breaks fortress
                               then growls::
brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,
                                    YUCK <end an automatic
                                                       sentence. :::
      ,, whisper a pinch
          & viral a bald spot
                           yip-yip-yip-yip-yip




Communal section accustomed

Constricted table
     negative light / slight
TOUCH       detaches    castle
                                  from    tree
                          LIMB (action judged
to slip prospectus into lemur)
             Mainly,solid,trained,lucid,
abrupt sleep corrodes district context

Joshua Martin is a Philadelphia based writer and filmmaker, who currently works in a library. He is a member of C22, an experimental writing collective. He is the author most recently of the books O! fragmented glories (Argotist Ebooks), Prismatic Fissures (C22 Press), and peeping sardine fumes (RANGER Press). He has had numerous pieces published in various journals. You can find links to his published work at joshuamartinwriting.blogspot.com

2 thoughts on “Poetry from Joshua Martin

    • Thanks Noah. I appreciate. I enjoy your work as well. I actually just purchased petro’s collection. I know his work well! We’re on the same wavelength.

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