Counterpoint, by Kevin McLellan

Anticipating non sequiturs and

the beauty of haphazard
(the beauty of haphazard)

the fire station tests its tenor siren

and if this palindrome m sound
had a shape it would be a parabola

next to another (next to another)

like how a child draws
a flying bird (a flying bird)

but without a dot for the body

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Kevin McLellan is the author of the chapbook Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010), a collaborative series of poems with numerous women poets. He has recent or forthcoming poems in journals including: American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Kenyon Review Online, Sixth Finch, Western Humanities Review, Witness and numerous others. Kevin lives in Cambridge MA, and sometimes teaches poetry workshops at the University of Rhode Island in Providence.

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