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  April 2009
volume 7 number 1
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david mclean
April 2009



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



Flowers Fold

a flower folds a lamp and falls apart
into its dryly competent heaven;

though continent snow has loved in the same air,
lived there filling it with drifting being,

ice befitting time, memories
and the obstinacy of water

existing in several forms, steam
and tension, though here flowers

are a speck of light and moth wings
of night covered with knives;

flowers fold to die, and only
never knows the time

they show; no flower knows,
man alone is whole

copyright 2009 david mclean