Randy Lee Maitland – one poem



Marjorie on the toilet
Shams and humbugs—after a while you can’t
Even see
A distant tree

For just such an impoverished
Object—a pearl
Drenched neck
Which is so dirty—

You know taking Zoloft
Leaves one unperceived—
Knuckling languors or this so dangerous typo
Addicted to my face—

All the time regardless
I’m playing your hand
Coy on the curve

Or polluting
Inside an orchard, the hole
I wish I had

To grow bigger
Between my legs, maybe a

Daughter who loves
Her money right
Now in the cloud, a giant

Rain above a farm, to rail
My woeful curse against
Such inclemency of mind 



Randy Lee Maitland lives in Brooklyn.


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gobbet is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the very best experimental poetry and prose. Intellectual perversity and explorations of dark themes are positively encouraged. We are only interested in work that is progressively experimental. We want to see risks, and we want to see them pay. No previously published work. Prose should not be longer than 1000 words. There are always exceptions. Send 3-5 poems. Include a short bio. Send submissions to gobbetmag@hotmail.co.uk Work will be published every 5-10 days. We also intend to publish anthologies of selected work published in gobbet. We will do our best to reply promptly. Most submissions will receive a decision within a month.
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