Kevin McLellan Poems

 

 

 

Remarks on Nomenclature

 

That their beauty would save me:

 

I never had the chance to share this

thought with any of them. As if

they knew of this responsibility

 

and fled: tomahawk-like desire returns.

 

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100’s of birds (species unknown) land

 

on this leafless tree (species also unknown)

outside my (Homosapien Caucasoid) window.

They are ravenous this Veteran’s Day:  

 

to save oneself alongside others.   

 

*

 

That your pheromones…

 

I never had the chance to share this

thought with him because I don’t know

which he emits said aroma? 

 

As if he knew his smell…     

 

*

 

After those who’ve fled, to settle

 

for what one can get. Beyond to be

saved is to risk. Random flesh

inside random flesh:  

 

to save oneself alongside others.

 

 

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MFA graduate of Vermont College, and instructor of poetry workshops at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Kevin McLellan has recent or forthcoming poems in journals including: Arabesque Review, Barrow Street, BLOOM, Exquisite Corpse, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, MiPoesias, and others. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

 

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