she is insect by David McLean

she is insect oblivion i touch an absence, every inch of skin a kingdom, a principality. the ranks of animal angels are secret like the occult fists i want her to kill me with – the best is a fang, an answer, & she is best of them, the sinews & the missing, the lack i am, she is madness in my disgraceful veins, the changeless divine that is Demonica the eternal dressed in words & torture; & i am here to worship her, i am hers to murder


David McLean is from Wales but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there with his dogs. In addition to various chapbooks, McLean is the author of eight full-length poetry collections. Four of there are from Oneiros Books and called NOBODY WANTS TO TO TO HEAVEN BUT EVERYBODY WANTS TO DIE (June, 2013), THINGS THE DEAD SAY (Feb, 2014), OF DESIRE AND THE LESION THAT IS THE EGO (May, 2014) & ZARA & THE GHOST OF GERTRUDE (Oct, 2014). The eighth is OF DESIRE & THE DESERT at Black Editions Press. Two novels HENRIETTA REMEMBERS (2015) & FLESH & RESURRECTION (2015) are also at Oneiros Books. More information about McLean can be found at his blogs & His two latest chapbooks are also out Black Editions Press: PASSION IS DEAD FLESH & TOO MUCH HUMAN.

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