four new poems

temper
in the hole
of caution
wiring–
a woman in trouble
buys a photograph.

 

____________________

 

postcard from the scene
of a disaster.
.
.
.
.

 

____________________

 

a necktie
strips naked
when your eyes
cannot see
and hope
forgives you
for running
your favorite
stop-light.
a tornado waves,
forgetting your name
in the blink of
two simultaneous
eyes.

 

____________________

 

my
a-b-
c’s
hurt
you-
r
teeth.

 

_____________________

 

k taylor

Poem

“sweet dreams,”
said the

starfish
to the

marionettes
that live

within the
small anthill,

“sweet dreams
and goodnight,”

said the pouring rain
to the toolbelt.

“salut, parle plus tard,”

 

 

-k taylor

Dressed as Molecules

she keeps forgetting about
the sphinx that collects
the dust of bones,
the aged man wearing
a schizophrenic crown
of beautiful rust
-my mother, my father,
the growth of hormones
in the water dressed
as molecules, forgetful
in their sundresses,
she forgets.

 

-k taylor