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An international online magazine that publishes Surrealist poetry in English.

Issue Ten



In the Bowels

In the bowels of the earth
A molten metal ball
Shining mercury silver
Hot and radioactive
As if the earth had eaten
Too much tuna fish
From over in the Fukushima Daiichi general area
Where there's been some ionic stress lately
Making digestion difficult
Heavy metals lead and arsenic
Sinking to the bottom
Linger and fester
In a colon that's been blocked for 200 billion years
Waiting for the next big bang.

E. Martin Pedersen, originally from San Francisco, has lived for over 40 years in eastern Sicily, where he taught English at the local university. His poetry appeared most recently in Adirondack Review, Better Than Starbucks, Brief Wilderness, Danse Macabre, Thirteen Myna Birds. He is an alumnus of the Community of Writers. He has published two collections of haiku, Bitter Pills and Smart Pills, and a chapbook, Exile's Choice, just out from Kelsay Books. A full collection, Method & Madness, is forthcoming from Odyssey Press.

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