Tuesday, December 19, 2017

new from above/ground press: ( Kiln ), by Matthew Johnstone

( Kiln )
Matthew Johnstone

A line does not change, stripped out net for grate, 
there is no country shapes fahrenheit
hollow for, shell, in the wound, is, irrational,
witnesses color moved by another color, lives like place
that heat beaded the accent off, this opposites, we
are poor objects, names out front.
Some clipped by certain pay cloud kept their line for
and to begin others, that years before
were a series of disorientations, my father is hint for years,
deafening, putting iron down the land mapper, that
without considering drunks in the hot ocean.

That a seductive light appears
to feature one appears too.

Hours form an intentional place which an expansive keeping
takes, the arrangement each made each killer of veins.
Once fine through but through fragmentary, them
converge onto augment, branded, wet callus, stay I noise.
Movement is necessarily described as folds
are, the profanity unmuted, peels atop everything, is,
is kiln,
that there is a wound does not move.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
December 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Matthew Johnstone
is author of the collection Let’s be close  Rope to mast  you, Old light (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2010), and the chapbooks o n e (Inpatient Press, 2015), Note on Tundra (DoubleCross Press, 2016), and Eater, of mouths (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2017). He co-edits 'Pider (pidermag.com) and hosts the E t A l. Poetry Readings, both of Nashville, Tennessee.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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