person Jeremy Nathan Marks, two poems

Jeremy Nathan Marks lives in London, Ontario. Recent work can/will be found in places like Muddy River, Wilderness House, Mobius, Rat’s Ass, So I Goes, Chiron, Apricity, and Literary Orphans.

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Aral

Aral means eye to me

One trawler hunting this dodo
sea a mote on the sea’s desert

Grain marring a former blur
as if the sky were plaster.

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Salton

Famed orange orchard
apricots dance cabaret
along a shoreline
resort
trailing white
blossoms
for fragrant thighs
take a salt
bath
your own mirage
a caress

Salton Sea from the heights
is a prune
lettuce left to dissolve
in the sun

Our present is eternal with no footprints.

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