Kevin McLellan is the author of Hemispheres (Fact-Simile Press, forthcoming), [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016), Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010). He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Gival Press' 2016 Oscar Wilde Award, and his poems have appeared in several journals including: American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, Sonora Review, West Branch, Western Humanities Review, and Witness. Kevin lives in Cambridge MA.
Always turning, I continued. But
first a basement apartment. The
mattress on the floor. "Pearly-Dew-
drops' Drops" on repeat during oral
sex. I thought this was love. Did
you? It might've been, but lips
not in sync or in full agreement
with our mouths. You, an actor,
fictionalized yourself with me until
my overnight fling. Then the thrown
TV set. This pattern for me with
other men on repeat as more brothers
vanished. And I continued, turning.
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