Sunday, July 4, 2010

Common Salt

Common Salt

Share with legends dust cracks
between pavements

Palaces in the sun no just 23rd
street the second time

when optimism burned deep
and transatlantic calls

were for shopping lists

Guiding light persuader you
made me visit the 110th floor

Somebody was watching over us
after shopping tempting as it was

to sit it out and watch shadows
gather and drink coffee

but the memory belongs in this moment
probably forgotten by the lesser ones

Andrew Taylor is a Liverpool poet and co-editor of erbacce and erbacce-press. His latest collection of poems 'The Sound of Light Aircraft' comes from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Poems have recently appeared in Heavy Hands Ink, Durable Goods, MUST and The Journal of Heroin Love Songs. He has a PhD in poetry and poetics.

1 comment:

Lynn Alexander said...

Wonderful to see my talented friend Andrew's poetry here, his work is consistently engaging.