Ben Taylor : Writing

Panic Attack

Panic Attack

A Poem by Ben Taylor


The feeling of a seamsomewhere in my clothingbeing too thick, slightly out of place,rubbing abrasively in a location I can't quiteidentify.The restles..
Repeated Inquiries

Repeated Inquiries

A Poem by Ben Taylor


The final vestiges of sunset linger,a rough smear of rougeacross the horizon,a bloody mistsoaking slowly into the skyline.One can be distancedwithout ..
Home Is Somewhere

Home Is Somewhere

A Poem by Ben Taylor


The moon is faded in the afternoon light,an icy disk destined to melt to a sliveras the month progresses.A sudden autumn snowfall,unexpected in early ..
Frost Lines

Frost Lines

A Poem by Ben Taylor


Winter snuck in overnight,a parade of soundless shiversfollowed by the muffled creak-popof old bones,the groaning protests of frozen midnight trees.Co..
West Coast

West Coast

A Poem by Ben Taylor


A sliver of yellowed moonshivers in the waterwell off the coast of the Pacific.You are floating on it,back to the crescent curve,one foot trailing in ..
Falling

Falling

A Poem by Ben Taylor


The summer has overstayed,a too-drunk friendlingering when the partyhas long since peaked.Withered dirt-drab leaves,too weary to wait for autumn to ar..
Transdermal

Transdermal

A Poem by Ben Taylor


Summer has peaked,and we are sliding inexorablytowards kinder temperatures.The midday breeze wicks awaythe toxins as I sweat them out,liquor I drank i..
Loose Lips

Loose Lips

A Poem by Ben Taylor


The sun went down without complaint.The warmth of our late afternoonis gently stolen by the cloudless sky,and the chill of almost-autumnshivers down m..
Cold Shower

Cold Shower

A Poem by Ben Taylor


Rain mixes with the afternoon gloom,gurgling and sputtering in gutters,puddling in our uneven sidewalks.Waterlogged limbs spit old leavesonto the grou..
Delirious

Delirious

A Poem by Ben Taylor


I heard your voice,low and confident over-topquiet chords.I could have swornthis was a fever dream;it paralleled too perfectlymy brain's unconscious r..

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