rob mclennan

1.

 

She makes the bed,

unmakes, precisely

 

in that order.

 

Sometimes, sleeps.

 

 

2.

 

Swedish meatballs, and

 

we exit

Ikea, finally,

 

safe as houses.

 

 

3.

 

Let down,

let down

 

the blinds.

 

A musical

high-pitched tone.

 

 

4.

 

Her mother sends the recipe,

so we

 

no longer have to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections Songs for little sleep, (Obvious Epiphanies, 2012), grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2012), A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011) and kate street (Moira, 2011), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com

 

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