Here Is A Whole Town

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Contributor: David McLean

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here is a whole town, a spreadeagled city
splashed over the face of the land
across the winter path and the water
that creeps up over our feet on the ice

like nightmares creep up on children,
because all the singers die, everywhere,
though the songs pretend to go on,
like nightmares do as children grow older,

the city is screaming over the water
because lives and nights are too long

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David McLean is from Wales but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there with partner, dogs and cats. 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). His first novel HENRIETTA REMEMBERS is coming in 2014. More information about David McLean can be found at his blog


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