Falling Away by David McLean

Falling Away

the night is an intricate spiral of flesh
and seconds, a waiting city
over the hill where nothing is
and instants fall away

to be precisely history
and little matters. words are scars
on the skin of children
and I am not a child

nor I have ever been inside
any more than I ever visited
graveyards or stars
except for love and mushroom

memory. night falls away
like life does, like gravel
moving on a beach under waves,
night falls away and stays

David McLean

David McLean is Welsh but has lived in Sweden since 1987. Up to date details of well over 1100 poems in various publications, both print and online, over the last three years or so are at his blog at http://mourningabortion.blogspot.com. There you will also find details of several currently available books and chapbooks – including three print full lengths, four print chapbooks, and a free electronic chapbook. A new chapbook is out now from Heavy Hands Ink. It costs ten dollars as paper but is also available as a free .pdf download.




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