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Ken Taylor in Southword Journal

 

Ken Taylor lives in North Carolina. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in VOLT, The Carolina Quarterly, EOAGH, The Offending Adam, The Chattahoochee Review, The Stony Thursday Book, elimae, MiPOesias, The New Guard, OCHO, Gigantic Sequins and others. He was the 2011 winner of the Fish Publishing Poetry Prize.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

let me take your blessings & plant them among the garden pinks

 

 

before the path of scathing & stripped to

arpeggio chords: believe, belong, become.

light bent by dark matter. pop-up ads no

longer know my face. before the pyramid

of my consumption pattern. before tasting

the wild boar. my algorithm’s rhythm’s now

gorilla. before watering arugula under that

gibbous moon. before i spin prayer wheels

 

& light butter lamps. before, i took chances

with nuance as galaxies collided in a bigger

bear. before a peloton chats about rimbaud

& traffic backs up. before davening before

some terrible appeal i apprehend before god

stirs. before shapes & whirrs. before names.

 

 

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