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  August 2008
volume 6 number 2
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  Lori Anderson-Moseman
  Hakim Bellamy
  Ralph-Michael Chiaia
  Benjamin Crowley
  Iris Dan
  Clint Frakes
  Ulrike Gerbig
  Rhoda Greenstone
  Kenneth Gurney
  Thea Iberall
  Marie Lecrivain
  Laura LeHew
  Jessica Lopez
  David McLean
  A.J. Morelli
  Dave Nordling
  Shannon Prince
  Brian Redfern
  Peter Schwartz
  Sondra L. Scott
  Anthony Seidman
  Oleg Semonov
  Bruce Stirling
  The Unarmed Man
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Martin Willitts, Jr
  Seth Woolf
  Julie Yi
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David McLean
August 2008



art by tatiana tulskaya

    David McLean is Welsh but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there on a small island in the MÀlaren with woman, weather, boat, dogs and cat. In addition to six chapbooks, McLean is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Cadaver's Dance (Whistling Shade Press, 2008), Pushing Lemmings (Erbacce Press, 2009), and Laughing at Funerals (Epic Rites Press, 2010). More information about David McLean can be found at his blog here:
Mourning Abortion



Love's Argo

i am a boat
and sail your empty

my Argos artless cargo
the crippled minutes
that remember us
dismembering the heavens
and pinning memories
like butterflies
to the night
your fathers star
shone on

we are nothing
but everything fills us;
foolish flowers growing
through the snow, vampires
and pesticides, foeti
and decay, barbells
and hell, smelly
as life, or the wintering
that listens

what shall be the memory
you nail there
in your darkness
when my memory
is gone?

the tongue and the coming
and the dead mans
what shall linger on
when every forlorn orgasm is

previously published in Sub Lit 2007

copyright 2007 David McLean