Gray fog wetting gray stone grayer The romanticism of concrete Arthritic knees brittle over the unstraying patterns They are dictators against the soft underfoot organic Prohibitions bring density bring hardness bring fracture The mission of god must be to dehumanize everything in preparation for chaos That is why a mother breaks and dissolves away from her children Gray stone ground into paste and dyed darker as appeasement Gradients evolving toward darkness is trending Gradients trending toward darkness is darkness The fog is already dead
J. Parker Marvin is currently a data analyst working in the semiconductor industry and lives in Saitama, Japan. Parker’s poems have been published most recently in Mantis Poetry, Levitate, and Second Factory. Parker’s collection Postlude to the End of is forthcoming in the Fall of 2024 from April Gloaming. You can follow updates on Twitter/X: @czarparker.
EDITOR'S SONG PAIRING: Fog Lake — Push