Two Poems – J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden

profiling prophets

of  to           on in death eyes       weight  and known is with these     over people      other for state
up or by                         should be  if you have any concerning this your


Have: a simultaneity

Line 1

1. all due     all low worlds
2.                           raise is to
3. one believer
4.                       say
5.   refuge    low
6.        say   seek in the low


Line 2

1.       been sent to null
2.                       opening the
3. you
4.        do not serve
5. people
6.        king anon


Line 3

1.                          you meant
2. master of the day
3.                 you
4. nor serve who i serve
6.   god    none


Line 4

1. be such help
2. who do we serve
3.                                   you
4. nor serve that
5.                 evil slinking
6.           from whispering


Line 5

1.                                us
2. keep the path
3.                               you
4. nor serve who
6. who whispers in ears of non


Line 6

1. upon you bestowed upon brought
2. the path  those who favors not those astray
3. you shall your region shall region
4.                                                    have
6.     from among                             in the end


J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden co-edits Erg’s chapbook series and Cricket Online Review. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Journal (UK), Lower East Side Review, Raft, Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Pool, Lamination Colony and elsewhere. He currently lives in Iowa City.