Palatial Fur-Lined Vanilla Squeezing Flaxen Fangs by Joshua Martin

Slow numerical chippings sway asphalt
once the thud offers a conclusion
without jiggling a thorn. Many
frequently teenaged mattresses
defined nostalgia as tidal wave cushions
burying sawing near a fetishized product.
Each member drowns a cabinet
clear tho speaking w/o a brain
as if shooting blank spheres
into camera demanded Everglades.
Push but calling yellow cop a cheese
fungible like a hairless tempo
brushing anus. Dreams often
compared to foodstuffs. An angle
victimless tho hypnotically dense.

Base a fortune on a collagen polaroid
to praying mantis axis nick
well-suited pair of suffixes
flushing tremors. Mineral reflexes
dry on a board doodle
outlined Ingrid Thulin monastery
rhythmic tho protruding. Silver
evidence baked into linen
no normal night could address
at least if brown and tortured.
Meanwhile clapping an actionable glaze
innate shoplifter sorts debris
like oxygen.

Subtle doorway fence attrition
trained as a mummy particle
parallel to preposition. Unjustly
foot builds transcript horizon
dismantled in the usual spots.
trust not a flapping wand
nor tongue telling skin to insert xyz.
Slang a marginal peel. Shrubs are belts
embodying practice makes septic tank.
Tooth umbrella hue. Limestone
shrimp liquified haircut glue
a tone for typing chimneys. Remove
the cohort from the devil
to leave a harsher coda
flossing over rings thinner than acid
and circling an avuncular skyscraper.

Pale as a plastic bag deer
elbowing mementoes into bubbles.

Click the balloon.

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, Don’t Submit!, BlazeVOX, RASPUTIN, Ink Pantry, Nauseated Drive, and experiential-experimental-literature. You can find links to his published work at

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