In a stall bathing in wall-to-wall carpet

︎︎︎ Joshua Martin

︎ JULY 20, 2022

Ended merged squeeze
mercantile anus in the fields
of goalie’s anxiety at a
shadow puffing radioactive flourishes

          Sneezing wails made species
          disreputable lashing tonsils
          independent clause needy
          speedy cracking underwear
          model skull bashing worms

>/////Take over polluted
river machete binge
/////[less purging ideals
political diametric
pen of iron shackles
humanely indulging vomit

Less attractive
than morse code
thank you letter
shuttering lightening
bugs listed in order
of misappropriated

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

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