Jessica Taylor
Jessica Taylor

Writer | Empowered Lyrical Erotic Romance | Literary Fiction

Monday

8

December 2014

Monday

8

December 2014

We Gotta Get Out of this Place

Written by , Posted in Poetry

  Winner of the 2000 Pennsylvania State University Katey Lehman Award for Poetry   When my father was skinny and nineteen he sat in open-air bars west of Saigon and rolled long bones that went everywhere with him and hi boys. The tripped on psychedelic sacks of cobra venom drifting like jellyfish through cheap brandy.

Friday

5

December 2014

Red Ribbon, Blue String

Written by , Posted in Poetry

At the end of spring, I am pulled like a long pink, resistant worm
from a cool, dark tunnel. Transplanted from gun-shy, tree-lined California
into the humid desert of Texas, I feel like a red headed turkey vulture
clumsily lumbering in a crowd of ornery, sugar mad grackles.