Matthew Johnstone – 2 poems



Separate Hanging Land

Foregrounds open    you, to some recoil  how the harbors put to apprehend a low area
disordering    far men           the tips of the horses watch               the tips of the grass how in

resolution the regions hum            spear mar                   we being our own things polarize
the whole, among     these   cathedral bright        tips of grass   adjusted

 

Projections

One the erratic trees cut     grey     determined    through cylinders    the event of the field
the excess      with nothing             splitting         there   you saying born        is this removal

announced,    without is to drown is to first to   be among       I am away from memory as from event    is it winter, this    throwing up tree       maybe contour fed, become my removal

 

 

Matthew Johnstone has recent writing in Word For/WordOhio Edit, and N/A. He’s the author of Let’s be close  Rope to mast  you, Old light (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2010), and the forthcoming chapbook Note on Tundra (DoubleCross Press, 2015). He hosts the E t A l. Poetry Readings, and co-edits the online arts journal ‘Pider (pidermag.comout of Tennessee, Nashville, America.          

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