Exchanges detail quotidian sandwich
twisted figures function like toothpicks
ponder subjugation circles in village colour
self the pants principle to grammatical tense
through wacky intrusive logic shocked centers
propulsive reflections fascinate like attraction
limit quirk to linguistic subterfuge
thick unshakeable compelled repeated
picking margins flattening refuge arbitrarily
insecure familiar narrative a flapping
elusive still closer removing modular chances
drawn fueled debunked concluded as a presence
Affected Collagen Dissolving
The meandering centipede
invokes Hollywood Squares
as a scare tactic.
Paranoia pleases chess masters
leaving moldy clock on the train,
better to save a parenthesis than
shout at a letterbox perforation.
Performed a molecular transfer
without a stable anchor to hook
the syncopated suffix to a mattress.
Intuitive clown car,
struggle to keep profits,
though mostly that’s
just the bubble to the soap.
Transient Substation Oxygen
Weak atom cannot function
in symbolic sleepwalking
a — Part , space that bears
of a protein,
For the sake of a dimple,
awaken before midnight
& bemuse prophylactic enzymes.
Uptight boogie burglar
staking claim to road diets,
awash in verbal gymnastics,
downward facing nylon.
String pulling organic CPR
through senior living facilities
before releasing scarecrow into
unsuspecting public lavatory crusaders.
Meaning of a phosphorous
alpine ski lift?
Tertiary bromide emitting
necrophilia at sunset?
Packed tightly in hyperbolic acid
constant as an equilibrium milkshake,
seizing conjugated saddle,
running washing machine aftershave
without brain embolism song.
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sink yet who
end of NaMe
Joshua Martin is a Philadelphia based writer and filmmaker, who currently works in a library. He is the author of the books automatic message (Free Lines Press), 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.