Excavated open-pit revealed a stark disorder
By Joshua Martin
My pockets ebb less standardized than sheen
removing agenda in spite of lint. Unlocking
fancy tangled branches dimming in effect a
recent survey into dragon skulls in pith helmet
stirring discoloration beyond potential spank.
Long piece of inch cools reductive TV channel
snacking rodent area commodity like my wider
shifts appeal disruptive plundered between bats
enigmatic as a warrior palm tree acropolis stud
benching endurance. Clairvoyant syllable wall
I symbolize terracotta exile foxtrot plundering
vast in a trance to fill digging flinch faraway un-
savory brooch dazzling haunting helpless why.
Contained figurative quarries skimpy in a blimp
post-traumatic ablaze semblance murky god
fasting rewrite hidden behind a horned fresco.
My lost cities worn like suffered pearly lying
joints lodged a quarter with a fiery blemish
below trapeze ibex. Grain sullen between grafts
exclamation mark extract no less than refined
in muscle memory shoulder blade balanced lid
betraying fatal criminal perfunctory arrowhead
more arid than a doughnut stomach. Heaving
content blasted morphing into flooded trees
nearest kneeling taken the tools to bending any
healthcare innuendo and concluded tightrope
an artery. Border harbors sophistry decorated
chamber piece marked without a sense of gold
then royally steeped from end to end obscurity
bankrolled mining disaster split hair carnage.
At southern nowhere my drops prevail
in lessened glance of a rival ornate.
Blessed lower right arm only judges
ballgame hide forest of octagon goon
briefly romanticized before final sagging.
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. @jmartinpoetry