Lodestar Quarterly

Lodestar Quarterly
Figure reaching for a star Issue 19 • Fall 2006 • Poetry

Breathing Room

Kevin McLellan

3rd story, sound of

sliding screen door;

flap of rooftop
pigeons' wings
reverberating off





Tight jeans, sunglasses,

and his --

Frenchman stands --
bulge to the right.
He disembarks

the opening

sound of

frozen ground.

My breath.





the once seated

at St. Mary's.

My breath.

Kevin McLellan, MFA graduate in writing from Vermont College, has recent or forthcoming poems in journals including: Exquisite Corpse, Poetry Midwest, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paper Street Press, and Stylus Poetry Journal. Kevin instructs poetry workshops at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

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