Mark Young

The transition of Cold-Dryness

I really love getting my
eyebrows done by my
psychiatrist. I have not

eaten all day; have gently
filled my colon with warm
filtered water; have spent

the afternoon filling in
crossword puzzles. Years
pass quickly & my eye-

brows keep growing. Time
to visit my shrink & fill
the room with foul odors.


ersatz crocodiles have

modern & up to date

handsome husbands
&/or wives.

their own enclosure
in the local water
treatment plant.

a largely monocultural
state by virtue of the
imposition of their
advanced technology.

a certain exotic zing
in addition to the usual
postmodern touches.


transit lozenge

The population pharma-
cokinetics of data from
almost every smartphone
on the market can be com-
pressed into twenty sonar
images. These resemble
those taken from a hydro-
power project by means

of a new algorithm for the
conversion of a binary image,
then printed out onto paper
extracted from the crack
of time in which diffusion
during thawing is minimized.


culturing the seabass

A sponge cake that is
covered with ice cream
is important for both
landscape architecture
& urban applications. It
also helps to minimize the
affect beta blockers have
on the annual pelagic car-

bon flow even when swiftly
harvested by brail net &
plunged directly into an
icy brine. Insurance won’t
cover any losses; but the
sense of security is heigh-
tened to the level of a strat-
egic national requirement.


capillary zombies

The replicants in Blade
 are smooth to
the touch, have been stock-

piling contraceptives for
months in anticipation of
a possible postelection

surge in demand. Mean-
while the price of crude
remains at a healthy $54-

plus, & there is incremental
restocking across the
entire steel supply chain.




Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for almost sixty years. He is the author of over forty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. His most recent books are random salamanders, a Wanton Text Production, & Circus economies, from gradient books of Finland.