Ian Martin Literature Poetry

a fear of fireworks

Ian Martin


that i will die better
than i exist

that i cannot own
desire as i exude it, let it go
unabated into excess

that my entrails interpreted
will be used against me, someone else

that i was defined against
the sky tonight, nothing


Ian Martin headshotIan Martin is an inimitable buffoon and author of two chapbooks, Climbing Out of Other People’s Hands and You Are a Bad Person. Ian’s work has recently been published by Coven Editions, rout/e, Absolutely Orbital, and In/Words. For more, visit www.ian-martin.net.