What Cozy Horror

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Contributor: David McLean

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what cozy horror twists itself together out of darkness
to entertain children with forgotten flesh
and dancing dead statues?

it is a sleeping and a cold necessity, holes
to let the light into at nighttime, and spacious
is the empty body where the blood has been

once, cobwebs and love and spiders cuddling
nothing, little scissors and all the eyes to cut out
of life, broken bottles on hopeless beaches,

and everything else that sounds like life, laughing
statues, cold beaches, dead eyes,

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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 http://mourningabortion.blogspot.com/


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