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Joshua Martin – 2 poems

Scrape the Bottom of the Feet

            

EARTH

B
O
U
N
D

& down to

drown in

pieces of

self-indulgence.

A pretty insignificant

office party blew

the lid off the

gov’ts plans /

executions /

malfunctions.

            No

ATTEMPT

            At

PEACE

            was ever

M
A
D
E

.

the saddest one

can jump

first.

🍃

            

European Art House Skyscraper

            

Facile dimensions like comet’s tail

end of the line stockyard crashes

   brawlers

   bailed OUT, simpering in

      wetted state of

                    bliss

                    ful

                        pretending. My moon lacks

hands.

       My THUMBS lack infernos. And,

                  inside a statement,

            making amended     CURTAINS

ruse meant having to become

      inebriated. Alas! Alas!

            Poor young cannibal

            pretending to pose for

            military photo album

            curving manufacturing

                        CRISIS!

            devils     in     EASTERN

European         art        house

      skyscraper

               built to reflect

                   orange. Pardon my

            French               loss.

Leaving

                 to    regret

                        PanCAKE

makeUP

            tip of the nose

                        & hesitating.

            

🍃

Joshua Martin is a Philadelphia based writer and filmmaker, who currently works in a library. He is the author of the book Vagabond fragments of a hole (Schism Neuronics). He has had pieces previously published in Train, Fugitives & Futurists, Otoliths, M58, Punk Noir Magazine, Beir Bua, Scud, RIC Journal, Ink Pantry, Streetcake, The Collidescope, SORTES, Prolit, E-ratio, Nauseated Drive, and Fixator Press among others.  joshuamartinwriting.blogspot.com

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com

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