Poetry from Joshua Martin

 
 
 
 Napkin miscellanea 
  
 Following a footnote
 abridged to engross
 Japanese standard
 spellings
  
 gravediggers translate
 promotional resources
 as autumnal studies
  
 useless links condense
 their informative
 relations.   
  
  
 humbled razor sharp
  
 Zen winter coat symmetric PVC pipe
 head a flowerpot 
 earlobe an extension cord
  
 fleeing flea circus attitude
 adjustment cucumber cart
 telephone bra strap app
 scratching iron shackle papal
  
 smeared lips volcanic ash
 pile style smile cesspool
 HorroR escape hot RoD    
  
  
 stone cold malfunction sprain
  
 backend that burps & slides
 so close to bearing shed
 farther than a ski slope swirl
 salamander can of shoefly pie
 leagues before JULES VERNE
 marathon a con a palm
 swan that sprays to play
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 and no other than another
 bundled cut & razor shaped
 well-versed & terse & tenses
 a parody of electronic hearse
 screwing lightbulbs from exterior   
  
  
  
 Reside where danger lies
  
 Geysers originate artificial weaponry
 on the imaginary look of future
 temporarily shares dimension
 shamed Greco-German empiricism
  
           mainly a latter gift
           aiming inheritance
           into the discourse of
           irredeemable anthropology 
  
 specters pave the epochs
 blind emancipation backwards
 dwell on media theory legacies
 enveloping essential non-endeavors
 conflating forbidden w/ jealousy
 preserving diffuse critique
 the center of the every day  
  
  
  
 Pragmatic convolutions
  
 hotbed of MONARCHY
 the human wart blasted
 feathering itinerant quarrels
 & unleashed furious press
 from their rejected ramparts
 came sighed relief
 hunted by runaway laity
 but one CRITIC presses play
 while another MOUTHPIECE repeats
   

Joshua Martin is a Philadelphia based writer and filmmaker, who currently works in a library. He is the author of the books Pointillistic Venetian Blinds (Alien Buddha Press, 2021) and Vagabond fragments of a hole (Schism Neuronics). He has had pieces previously published in Coven, Spontaneous Poetics, Ygdrasil, Expat, Selcouth Station. RASPUTIN, Train, Fugitives & Futurists, Otoliths, M58, Punk Noir Magazine, Beir Bua, and Scud among others. joshuamartinwriting.blogspot.com

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