All Along The Watchtower

Mark Young

Two minutes ago I
answered a knock
on the door to find
I’m Harry & this is Bill
standing there in their
outback hats & boots

& moleskin trousers.
Wanting to share some
special information with
me. Looking old enough
to have witnessed Jehovah
the first time around.

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Mark Young’s most recent books are Mineral Terpsichore, from gradient books of Finland, & The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago. An e-book, The Holy Sonnets unDonne, came out earlier this year from Red Ceilings Press; another, a few geographies, will be out later this year from One Sentence Poems; & another, For the Witches of Romania, is scheduled for publication by Beard of Bees.

Three Poems

Mark Young

A line from Auguste Rodin

I’m not a rash person, fearless-
ly accepting all exterior truth
even if some of the evidence is
displayed only on refrigerators;

but we pride ourselves on our
customer service, feature a full
hot breakfast or delicious pizza
with diecast aluminum housing,

to be enjoyed on a casual & cozy
outdoor patio that is far too
narrow for real growth. To me,
only a small difference exists

between a rental villa over-
looking the Indian Ocean & a
thin coat of stucco applied
over Marxist economic theory.

 

justifiable taco

Rewriting the blueprint doesn’t
always work. Big Data can be
a little messy but a cocktail will
balance out the calories. There’s
just no reason for a grown ass man
to use the acronym LMBO unless
he’s attracted by the arguments
of outsider, populist, politicians.

 

A cry; an appeal; a call.

Yclept is one
of a number

of words that
frustrate me in

that I never get
an opportunity

to use them.
Take this poem

then as an
act of onanism.

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Mark Young’s most recent books are Bandicoot habitat & lithic typology, both from gradient books of Finland. An e-book, The Holy Sonnets unDonne has just come out from Red Ceilings Press, & another e-book, For the Witches of Romania, is due out from Beard of Bees.