expand by Joshua Martin


expand its pointed little head
let’s see what fits
and if we have enough
particles at our disposal
we may find blessings
stretched like rocks along
the removable shorelines
but a buttered
sculpture may
do the trick to
wary our skeleton
keys turned out
so as to be all
rendered glories
& removed
in our
and final swiping
toward a fluttering cape
of spun flaxen delights
a sightless ringless toneless
stop sign painted RED
for the vowel that displaced
a million squabbles grilled
to charred perfection

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 The Vital Sparks, Breakwater Review, Ink & Voices, The Free Library of the Internet Void, and Paragraph Line. His films have screened at various film festivals including The Pineapple Underground Film Festival, New Filmmakers, Film Al Fresco, Views from the Underground, and The Shooting Wall Film Festival.

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