John Mark McManus

Mark's poems have been featured in a variety of journals including Arshile, Blazevox and canwehaveourballback.  Mark is a graduate of Covenant College and lives in Tampa, Florida.  

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To the side of the orange
Is a stellar vocabulary.
I live outside of the business.
And what powder.

It takes a few minutes
To place the suds
But I’m not a dunce.
That’s tough,

Shakily, for the apples
Within.
A thoughtful inch.
Lightly,

The source will have to
Coil to remain local.
You see the result.
And make a frank radio.

Whatever.  The spheres
Have been told.
Prompt me again. To try out.
I walk, substitution-ally, into this cosmos

As if falling, apologetically, into bed.