A Poem By Douglas A. Martin

by Mark Bibbins, Editor

D. L.

green bulb green eye green
red light hangs in the neighbor’s window
green issue shakes out green rugging

vie lets I could verge you
vices I could kiss

yellow honey of the knot
yellow tail not the rumble

blue clear linden in your blue in fired
blue car our first car
blue fullness of fired pointed blue raving

orange flowers in the grove
orange sun do I dare

red paper tonguing the sun
red and full and then material
red bird endlessly flying
red bell heads

Douglas A. Martin’s books include Once You Go Back (Seven Stories, 2009), Your Body Figured (Nightboat, 2008), and In the Time of Assignments: poems (Soft Skull, 2008).

My God, it’s full of poems! You may contact the editor at poems@theawl.com.