MARTIN JERVIS : Creatures that Fly and Crawl and Scuttle
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Martin Jervis lives in Leeds, England. His poetry has been published in the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia, India and Europe. Spends part of the year in India and has written a series of poems with an Indian theme.

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MARTIN JERVIS
Creatures that Fly and Crawl and Scuttle
(Pedda, Goa)
First day of the assault. Move in coCcando style, unroll Machines evaporating viscous liquids, Form poisonous gases. Mustard yellow permeates unsafe corners, Contaminates life balances Fragile in a gas chamber. Green and purple coils of fi3iing fuses Saltpetre cloudy emissions of curling, acrid, Searing smoke floats up Hangs in mushroom suspension, A nuclear-type fall-out, Drifts gently across the marbled, moonlit, Balconies of night. Spray guns ack ack tricky flyers, Direct hits spiral climbing targets, Swat at the diving noise, Flatten juices to pastel shades on cream walls. A sheet armour of lotion and cream Soft coats white skinned torsos to Jacket and embalm in an emulsifying coat. Defence lines in a blueprint. Swallow daily and weekly doses of anti-malaria Tiny white Proguanil and larger chloroquine, Files the tongue to pre-breakfast heaves Bitter green, pumice-tasting bile, Toasts carmine throats to a hint of Golden yellow each morning. Bolt and lock the doors for the night. All species of micro and macro intrusions assessed. Utilise the tactics of ruthless efficiency, Cans of death spray designed for cockroaches, Beetle, ants, mosquitoes and wasps, Practiced and bloody hands Aim and drill the enemy with military precision Innocent, guilty or circumstantial, Forms hurry through kangaroo courts, Execute without conscience or justice. No slPpery defense lawyers Or independent juries or appeal tribunals, Frontier justice of hanging judges, Supporters of capital punishment. Heavyweight and secure inside. Spray floor edges, close mesh windows, Erect a gossamer net above the bed. Interrogation, disarmament and arrest iCcinent. Await a visit to the compound From a team of United Nation's inspectors Searching for weapons of mass destruction.
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MARTIN JERVIS | Birthright
RICHARD K. JORDAN | This Pen
AYLA NEWHOUSE  | Widow's Lament
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LISA M CRONKHITE | Slapped into Reality
DYAN SANDEFER  | Demolition
JANET I. BUCK | Buried Rubies
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NATHAN WHITING | Early April, Plum Beach
TONY DICORPO | Ebook Pitch Pages Should Contain ...Sales Tools
DAVID BARNES | The Orchard
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SUE LITTLETON | Family Heirloom
JOHN HORVATH Jr. | Torte
ANDREA FORBING | Malina
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LOIS MICHAEL UNGER | Thirst
JIM BORING | Why Snakes Die
DAVID NOVAK | Inaugural Poem
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CHANGMING YUAN | Orange
LATORIAL FAISON | And I Thought I Was Free
ANDRENA ZAWINSKI | Beached Here
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HOLLY DAY | All the Days After
RICHARD K. JORDAN | The Face
MICHAEL MIKUS | Freedom Flight
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LYNN STRONGIN | First Life in a New Land
KENNETH ASHWORTH  | Comes The Revolution
JAN OSKAR HANSEN | Vanishing Act
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PAUL HOSTOVSKY | The Place of Literature
NORMAN J. OLSON | Leo Kottke at the Guthrie Theater ( 11.2011)
HAZE MCELHENNY | Totem
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DAVID LAWRENCE : Walking the Streets
AMANDA JOHNSTON | Miz Cassidy's Vision
KIM WELLIVER | He No Longer Eats Vienna Sausages
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ILANA HALEY | Say the Words
JAN O HANSEN | The Bridge
BESS KEMP | Shrinking
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LYN LIFSHIN | WALKING STICKS, BENT BEYOND USE
TIMOTHY MICHAEL FLAHERTY : Revival
MICHAEL REHLING | Mobile

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