Poetry: "Clock reclined in wild rhythm pose" by Joshua Martin




textbook of violence

insufficient gallery of distortions


roaming eras metaphors sprung to expansive manifestations

curious civilizations dripping limitations

rough draft

translation/


fumigating

battle ready gear

throat constricted

verbal consideration a

mispronunciation


creased glances steam avenues musing grim / gross /

self-exposed


ignominious televised

speeches sinking sunken rocking fingernail evaporates

sucked out through

the back of the

neck

indiscretions

of ideology/

statuesque


brimless hats cultivating brainwaves

mass hysterias trailing blind scenarios

creatures hanging performance


brighter than bombs

mostly observed in a grove of squirming inner

ear(infected)/


(inspected)/

(& otherwise neglected)


between keychains

diorama of symphonic

bliss mythological

scheming droning an earthquake overreaction


typhoon logical choice

(

stuttering yawning fingers glow

an unspent dollar discombobulated atoms

a parking lot is a crime

(

avalanche of misquotations

leaning foreign objects

lounging paralyzed impatient

sprain


toxic overgrown fields

braindead children mountains

of crushing conformity


snakes

coil

as reefs

fade curves of the landscape

a concrete

embankment


last masks puzzled between the

curves of the landscape







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 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