Three Poems

by Mark Young

A line from Oscar Wilde

Everyone loves to open en-
velopes; yet the anarchy that
arises if one plays bad music
has a more floral scent than

any recent uptick in world-
wide protests. Abandoned
cars force you to scrutinize
what’s left from childhood,

to stamp out any lingering
trace of rampant religious
fervor still present in the detri-
tus of business maneuvering.

acadian motorcycles

He is looking at real estate in
Georgia. The choice has come
down to one of two places —
a cathedral, founded in 1015,
or an early Romanesque church
with a large romantic organ.

The church specializes in sales,
service & rentals of bikes, kayaks
& stand up paddleboards. It is
set in a caring environment with
many historic carriage roads. The
cathedral is of premium quality,

certified organic & natural, has a
sophisticated surveillance network.
Much as he prefers the organ over
the organic, he is leaning towards
the cathedral. Not many historic
structures are so well defended.

indelicate recipes

I filled the bathtub with an
imitation of Theocritus. The
tone of the language it used
provided less than the opti-

mum capability of a bicycle
ergometer. Meaning. Any
attempt to achieve the load
specified in the contract would

render the browser unable to
either parse heavy-chain
mRNA or offer advice on

bilateral squatting patterns
without loading javascript
for the remainder of the page.


Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for almost sixty years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of over forty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. Recent work has appeared in Unlikely Stories, Word for /Word, Marsh Hawk Review, BlazeVOX, & X-Peri as well as a number of other places.
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