Thursday, 5 June 2014
The Card-player by Martha Landman
A fearless card-player
his furacious jonquils
his dead horse
in the Warrego River
dada’d with bloodied tenants.
He whistles prophetic rebuke and excessively petitions dead-wind circles
loses interest in the offensive pleasure and
bites honest faith.
Next door September sails
Malaysian trees and a self-polluting Englishman
to a French drifter.
The card-player found betrayal
in the sticky red disease outside an Israeli house
a clash between a fallen world
a sinful aboriginal and a boat storm
angers his poetry
This is where he weaves into joggle mode
and buys healing plants
Besides his enormous unfaithful hormones
he shoots into her cabin and unfolds true love-images excessively / gradually
the water level drops
November flowers decay
like yellowing ideas
on the ground
The card-player nestles
his head between other people’s loneliness
his incredulous laughter revolutionises the French sky.
Martha Landman writes in North Queensland, Australia. Her most recent work has appeared in Jellyfish Whispers.