On Variation

Sometimes the words left
the intended order.
The intended order left
the words sometimes.

Left the words sometimes
the intended order. The words
left the intended order
sometimes. Order sometimes

the words left the intended.
The intended order sometimes
the words left. The words
order sometimes left the

intended. Sometimes the
intended order the words left.



Click here to read Kevin McLellan on the origin of the poem.

Image: photo by Raphael Schaller on Unsplash, licensed under CC 2.0.

Kevin McLellan: This poem was an opportunity for me to play with the arrangement of seven words within the confines of 14 lines (yes, seven has an intimate relationship with 14!) and create differing meanings that force the narrative to shift within each given line and each given sentence.

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