FALL 2011

Andre Martin Lochner


Captain Smokey Joe says:

washing dishes
tending gardens
and shining shoes
is all in a day’s
work…making war
all the same

a packet wages
hot meals and cold drinks
between two moons is the

let me instruct you about
earning your god damn
bread in the kill zone


inflicting a fatality is easy

by simple method and approach

stab at the flesh

penetrate the vitals

by slight movement turn
the blade

extract the bayonet

do not panic
move on promptly

forget about it

lock in

on the next target

Martin Lochner stays in Cape Town and studied Fine Art at Jack Meyer Academy. He is currently studying Literature at the University of South Africa and will have poems published in Sketchbook, Sparkbright and Lyrical Poetry Magazine.



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