Saturday, January 2, 2016

Sunrise with Sea Monsters

by rob mclennan

"Literality is vertiginous, like the kind of double-barreled tautology it produces."

— Emmanuel Hocquard

Across the bow,
a cut in ailment, mercy. Burdened,


undone. This dawn

unwinds, horizon. Summarize:
elegiac. Time’s

nostalgic schema, bends

a yellow shadow.

Beds: each thing
a shining tone. This breach,

this beach,

unblurred. Withdrawn,
and monstrous. Hideous, at first.

And later, clarifies. Unbuttoned,
arisen from the language. Literality

is vertiginous. Quote.

A silence, cut               through


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