Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mark Young, Ten geographies


Six Deformations, image by Irene Koronas 




Ten geographies

Arnhem Land

Modern Living &
The Ancient Way of

Life is a boutique fund
manager focused on

delivering long white
sandy beaches & azure

waters to researchers
tracking feral cats.

*

Winnipeg

                    Grain orientation
                                in electrodeposited
               nickel is a type of
                       comb added by bees
                to prevent most
                                     mediated plastic
                         deformations.

*

Bogantungan

A low level plat-
form & a spartan
waiting shed were
funded by the

Commonwealth
to help the war
effort. He looked
at his watch &

noted the time.
Span class="cap-
tion-caption." The
bridge collapsed.

*

Rhode Island

          A woodcutter & a
                 priest have just
                    played to a half-full
                    tent with their songs
                 about the crybabyblue
          color of fibrillation.

*

Walvis Bay

Sodium bicarbonate,
when strapped to a

pallet ready for your
shipper to pick up, is

sometimes miscast as
a literature-sharing

platform but, for
choreographers, is

always a reminder
of their mortality.

*

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

                      I enjoy going
                bowling, trying to lose
                         those vanity pounds
                                 highly respected
                 within the genomes
                        of cassava cultivars.

*

Bucharest

Street lamps were already
switched off. Queues
formed to buy either cook-
ing oil or some random

compensation lawyer. In
the 1970s crisis, a strong
sense of teamwork was
not an easy pill to swallow.

*

Shukenegi

                       Gambling addicts tend
                 to be shorter than
                              sea bass, have narrow &
                   short pineal stalks to
                          assist in pattern recog-
             nition or the use of simple
                         algebra. Even the Japanese
                     will not eat them raw.

*

Galicia

                         A Marine holds an
                       umbrella on the famous
               medieval religious pilgrimage
                          to Santiago de Compostela.

                    Very nuts-&-bolts.

                  He might not look as pretty
                          as Beckham, but he can play
                    football. His services include 
                      all aspects of waxing & tinting.

*

Chappaquiddick

She wore out
the rubber, then
hit a motorcycle
with separate hot &
cold taps. It was like
emptying a pebble from a
shoe. This is a ball park estimate
but the assumption that the sheep are
neither pregnant nor lactating means that
having a robust & attractive website is para-
mount.


—Mark Young

Mark Young's most recent books are Ley Lines & bricolage, both from gradient books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, & some more strange meteorites, from Meritage & i.e. Press, California / New York.


A chapbook, a few geographies, of some other poems in this ongoing series was recently released in a handmade limited edition by One Sentence Poems.

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