Permanent Oval



Pull steps
through having
become
addiction to
exchange
a single event


sheeted absence
whose
enormity remains
barbaric
direction
of the circle or note
the instance
of being
distant
to a singing through the wall


does it
do
anything
be they change themselves
does
it
to you
that changes itself
stop
being divorced are


plurals
profound
by
divorce where no
divorce
occurs


have
been in going stopped
the architecture happening
on
paper for
people


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Matthew Johnstone is author of the chapbooks o n e (Inpatient Press), Note on Tundra (DoubleCross Press), Eater, of mouths (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), and ( Kiln ) (above/ground Press). He co-edits 'Pider (pidermag.com), and hosts the E t A l. Poetry Readings, both of Tennessee, Nashville.