FOUR POEMS by JOSHUA MARTIN

LORD OF LISPS


lend once partaking particle

collide a scope

burn ing

crisp butt

HoLe wisps of

pinky

toe

medical practices

of medieval

travelers

reddened

facing

firing squad

w/ so MaNy

dimples

bouncing

speeding

monitor

altogether

thorough

wingback chair LEG

fatherhood

depository

StruGglE invasion

seas mean

mediumistic

loyalists judge

rebellion less

LiP

switching eyewitness

party

Party PARTY

POW WOW WOW in

a new

series flyswatter

provocative electoral

clown.

 

NOTATED GRIZZLY CURVE


track boots carping whipped cream taxonomic

proportional subway car a chair

fumigating laughing spud potato

BuG

,one seldom sprout

spotted sky=

ward = ly

transparent

semi-conscious

statehood

vicious

cyclical

avenue

archbishop ,

HaVe SeWn

To SeW

sOOn toe stretch=

ed ,

briefs handled

care=

less = ly

,soil pinch geared

Up Raz-a-ma-taz Tasmanian

DiRt SeWpt

way = ward

clOUD Taiwanese

sneeze , shades

drawn prison

chaplain BeLLs

pledged

CaN oPeNeR

ballistic umpire ,

guess bIgGeR , Go

awkward , pose

preen= ing

partake

pinnacle

je , je ,

il ,

conceived

able bodied

plumb

DePtHs

jacques colored

wheel

UtMoSt

after= ward

(word??)

HeArD , legendary

beat= ing

drum , havoc

wrinkled frowning

FOREhead toad

carries DaY

cast glowing

touch

FiSt ,

flash= ing full-

frontal

finis

, finest ,

freshest , all SeT

wrench festival

caravan ScAm

VaN RaM

BlaM! SlaM! WhaM!

 

REVERSED SLANTING GOTHIC LETTERS


Proposing woo ambivalent cat and mouse rejection

courtship rituals tone-deaf Chevy truck fuck

dynamic tormenting passive object lacking

;guide refused middle class

society sludge

;shameful odds

consume

pitFallS

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Inflamed emerging

un= expect= ed

UNCOMMON ????????????????????

,aggressive symbolic potluck

contradictory

InDusTrY (

flaunted

foreshadowed

PiPe )

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Gold through Poly song &

referential research game

:::can’t keep a seVeN

from a TranSfigurAtioN

hOw wOUld rUe

mAgIc pOtIOn

wAvIng IndEEd

cOUntEd As A

fOrm Of

rEcOgnItION

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through PuNs

 

SUFFICIENT COZY DISTRUST


penal strains

what EvEnIng

DrAiNs prehensile

kazoo

ballyhoo

do do do

to KangaROO

flute

scholar

pallor

eDiToRiAl clue

aS To misdirected

hEnCe a LiNkInG

melo=

DRAMATIC

assistance

 

Joshua Martin is a Philadelphia-based writer and filmmaker, who currently works in a library. He is the author of the books combustible panoramic twists (Trainwreck Press), Pointillistic Venetian Blinds (Alien Buddha Press), and Vagabond fragments of a hole (Schism Neuronics). He has had numerous pieces published in various journals including Otoliths, M58, The Sparrow’s Trombone, Coven, Scud, Ygdrasil, RASPUTIN, Ink Pantry, and Synchronized Chaos. You can find links to his published work at joshuamartinwriting.blogspot.com.