Mouth-ammunition of this island


Joshua Martin
︎ NOV 16, 2021


bombarde                                 dart
                     lion slays
               thunder=
bolts                        ,             powder by
                           means                  avoid
                  heart
          catapult –        fields
                                        hurricane
                      sister’s                   ram—
explain
        (ed)              (ing)                     bough
    artificial
                [preserved w/ salt] regional
crooked                             crowding
                      frequent          (p)lace
reach                           voyage              sweet
         nestled                    marine
yclept      bestriding
            obstinate                     lurking
    belly                  (pantry eyesight
                                stale gymnast
                                spittle tankard)=
hierarchy
                                         full
                       TOP                  sail            S
          mythologists            pound
                               lighter
pitch         sprightly          parcel
         parts              seraphim 
ashore             hightTOP
             picaroon[yon cranny
                                              ]anti-
Parnassus
            plumCAKES          shame
      cartloads
florid                         :::   nogoodnik
                  dainty,chops,folly,
           hem,twice,like,duncical
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,brimmers
           ,,,,,,,,,,
       historic          DeeD    snarl(ing)
                     prig            under
SWINGing               porphyry        wretched
              cartographer            beseech        (!)
Beseech             (!)
                                     BESEECH (!!)
                  gather=ed
                            =ing portico
  humility                                            TomB
repeated                     repeated                     repeated
                   nose                          noose
           saith the hermit:::::

“flesh fears bastions perforce dingle—
      dangle,humming colossal thump
,secular species swam,vast and benumbed
  ,moon wry monks,hawks,island maul
,plurality reduced to wrought iron
                                                     ” heathens

          barens              hue                        marks
munch           mongrel             samurai
                                                                      blue

bescabbed

               garters

would                                   plunge

                          ointment
                                   crunch
ing

              loot                 fowl

    belly
            ,
                              timber
                                       ,
                      famine
                                  ,

                          dainty
                                            puddings
               ,superlative

hatched,
                         thermal

                tapestry                    ,

                                   make plenty
,
     furnish

mischief
                             .





































































































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

He’ll have three poems in Issue 2.