Five poems by Mark Young

A line from Kurt Gödel

Candles may wear remote

signaling devices. There are no

staff-to-resident ratios. This

separation of wish & fact has

a new logo design that can be

bought at Walmart, a highly

stylized art deco realization of

human activity conquering the

wilderness. Each one with some-

thing missing, just like the set of

all the decals; which, since it does-

n’t contain itself, is incomplete.

An alternative form of payment

Getting off on the wrong

foot has a thatched effect —

polarized sunglasses will

lose track of time & any

subsequent policy document

will leave your mouth full

of extreme temperatures

& a surfeit of jitney traffic.

The Chesapeake Bay

The latest version of my Integration

Service terminated unexpectedly. No

longer can I slice & dice or transform

into a rockstar designer. Something

happened when the streamline reached

the vicinity of either an insulin-like peptide

or a closed Hungarian uranium mine —

the system is unsure: both were present,

& neither ended with a differential. The

probable cause, because there were no

vehicle actuations at the detector, was

an elapsed interval that swiftly brought

about starvation. So, I’ve moved on, now

have other sketchware that will give me

much more satisfying images of myself.

Two geographies:


                                       To reduce congestion &

                                                  flooding impacts we

                               are becoming a 24-hour

                       society. Vacation Bible

                                          Schools challenge con-

                                   temporary attitudes to

                             sexuality. A documentary

                                                  about a sloth orphanage

                                    will probably make your

                                                    eyeballs explode from

                   cuteness & cause your DNA

                                    to further unwind. Film

                         loading & commentary

                                              on politics helps older

                                   adults stay mobile &

                                        independent. Who hasn’t

                                                         wanted to do that?


                       He used a simple
                                               stereo algorithm 
                              to install short-term
                                 parking that limited
                   photorealism to a
                                 handful of documentary
                          films from China for
                             which a bilingual hard-
                     cover edition was also
                       available. The process
                                consumed only
                          small amounts of
                                      Papaya Enzyme Peel.

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia. He has been publishing poetry for over sixty years, & is the author of around sixty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, creative non-fiction, & art history. Books published so far this year are from 1750 words, from SOd Press; sorties, from Sandy Press; & The Toast, from Luna Bisonte Prods.

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