Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

The Finland Poem

by Jon Riccio

We teach Sunday school, take the Judeo payola.
A nomad collects fright wigs in the face of slings.
 
Glossolalia out-saints—
                                       the Norwegian
and the air marshal predicating
the syntax of scotch tape.
 
Wander lithographer,
dust jacket spokestragedy.
 
Burn litmus, Helsinki of paperclips.
Parabola conscript.  
    
Jon Riccio is a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers where he serves as an associate editor at Mississippi Review. Recent work appears in COAST|NoCOAST, E·ratio, and The Ekphrastic Review. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona.