Joshua Martin

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


Time crystals contain patterns
repeat like clockwork

inside underground detectors
states of matter intrigue waves.

Mathematical genetics
solving grammatical songbirds.

Common symmetry
usage reduce degree
of rotational elegance
considered objective launch
spaced transformations
guide submissive doubts.

At junction of refinement
experiments spontaneously broke

without chain of oscillation
embodied near spatial irk.

Motto smashing math class

Square root of a ticket tacker
renders pollution obsolete.

Eyeglass pigeons study skyscrapers
bent to meet yawning moose
drier than earthquake venom.

Subtle sheets ponder ice
barely edible in diamond knuckle.

Fluid leather crossword farm
summons right page anvil
along a furtive sewer line throne.

Before zapping muscle contractions

Deluded intentions read organs
shout centimeters through
goosebump space mitigation.

Hardly biting dolphin heart
displaced like a diagram
rendered as an engine.

Coral rejects suitable patent
performing barbwire act
of aggressive human implant
from lab to lab fog
spreading decoded embodiment.

Quantum tabletop a sponge
eager to become a quantity
gesturing like gravitational scale
splendid intersections will fit
or reach down for tiny scales
inchoate unifying mechanics
plastered to debris accelerator.

Safecrackers poisoning circuit
locking armpit facets with thimbles
thumbing aquatic graininess 
but sorrowful like thunder
until bodies return engulfed.

Super spheres close on milliseconds
journeying with the aid of levitation
trying to magnify collapse.

Mass superimpositions spark tears
that whisper vacuum centuries
studied beyond drug compounds
but injured from slicing appendages. 

Eel-like kidneys broadly Zodiac
clinical regenerative transplant attacks. 

Six years of penicillin produces scars
with pumping ability proved a headline
then ingested through signs of infection 
rebuilt along seawalls signaled myriad.

Shown the effects of natural advantage
lab mice kill vexing research standards.

Conductors essentially underwater twitch
peeling high-voltage pulse contradiction
attacked and searched and sustained
to cause worms and goldfish to separate
tho less responsive than a swimming taser
thrown into interfering feedback weapon.

After dripping

House painted supercomputer adherent
a robotic dog bathed in substance drama
hepatitis strangulation of an eel
suggests the dramatic turn of bones
dripping philosophies suggest fish market diagnosis
last lucrative retrospective subjects the brain to verve
more vomiting for a photo suddenly bitter


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