Monday, April 29, 2013

Two poems by Mark Young

The options for Super Tuesday

Corpse painting is so
old fashioned. The
color deceives
since antitrust laws
prevent the use of
predatory design.
& mounting the head
on the wall along-
side your prized
pistol or rifle has
practicality but
no style unless
explicit outcomes-
based education is
employed. Who
has time to write
poetry? So meet the
dilemma, not by
expostulation or
argument but with
a free sound & light
show, ambient gas &
liquid flame—it sure
beats holding a flash-
lite, & firefighters can
do little else but watch.

It’s been discovered that

a Rorschach ink-
blot has a
different in-
terpretation in
Baghdad than it
has in the
in Berlin.& much more
of black holes hiding deep in-
side dusty galaxies, Miss
World rising above the
status of cultural
icon, an internal
coherence if one
accepts the fact that the
universe has been in-
vaded by sorcerers. The
Cold War is over. Now
military personnel are
surreptitiously laying
down crop circles in the
desert outside of Basra.

Author bio:

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for nearly fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. He is the editor of the ezine Otoliths, & lives on the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia. Recent work has appeared or is to appear in Moria, Fact-Simile, The Last Vispo Anthology, Eccolinguistics, Ditch, Cricket Online Review, 3 a.m., E·ratio, Streetcake Magazine, Gobbet, Cordite, Country Music, Quarter After, BlazeVOX,& Marsh Hawk Review amongst other places.

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