A line from Jane Fonda. by Mark Young

There's no need for old-
fashioned graces. You don't
have to be a doctor or a
charity worker to carry out

an online search to find
clinical-looking devices
sold by medical supply
companies in really trad-

itional & ultra-feminine lace.
Sunday's quake, modified
by rain & harsh sunlight,
caused visible bleaching.

The more damage, the more
the hair's protein structure
is removed from the tough
economic reality of coal.

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, and has been publishing poetry for almost sixty years. He is the author of over forty books, primarily text poetry but also speculative fiction vispo, and art history. His work has been widely anthologized, and his essays and poetry translated into a number of languages. His most recent books are Ley Lines and bricolage, both from Gradient Books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, and some more strange meteorites, from Meritage/i.e. Press, California/New York.