7.12.13 by Andrew Taylor

A meal before leaving
rosemary potatoes
empty
coffee pot
remnants
of morning
fairy lights
around
the chalk
board
unlit
the Sunday
service
gather wood
sticks
wrapped
in blue
string
keep the fire
going
smell
of woodsmoke
in the street
make
chips
on the step
the axe
is tinged
with
rust
spots

£1.60
Uncut
a tin of vegetable curry
rice
a week’s supply of clean
clothing
headphones
hazelnut chocolate
low fat crisps
Cambridge Literary Review
Nepenthe
m6 delays
J10 – J9
miles
diesel additive
pay at the pump
medium wave
interference
909
693
Chester
Knutsford
Sandbach
Uttoxeter
Derby
lay by
2004 road atlas
Starbucks paper napkins
slow climb
after the exit
Potteries
in winter the hill
remains white
real Irish peat
for your Christmas
fires
CPL
in spring & summer
flat bed deliveries
of compost
the sound
of tyres
on concrete
the Carhartt
as passenger
filled to the
gills
Filofax Urban
Eastpak tour van
iPod
iPad
diary
blackness height
A50 lit
by headlamps
below
in the valley
isolation
beyond
weather
red light
of tower
hidden in self generated cloud

the Christmas tree
on the wall is made
of pallets
the tendency
to sit
in the same seat
cappuccino
long black
almond croissant
banana bread
two glasses
of tap water
it’s softer
than
at
home
slight
decline to the square
lit for December
fake snow
real trees
CCTV
tram lines
merry go round
not cold enough
for real
snow
use of square
ice
food
heat
street smells
weave
weft
music of 2013
list

traffic
six lanes
canal
station
hotel
student accommodation
barges
trains
bridges
cricket ground
to cross the river
at night
back to
the room
offers perspective
football grounds
half-light
within
emptiness
faded signs
pavement
ghost leaves
gathered
after leaving marks
that will
fade

andrew Taylor - Copy
Andrew Taylor is a Liverpool born, Nottingham based poet. His latest publications are: Air Vault (Oystercatcher Press) and Liverpool Warehousing Co. Ltd. (zimZalla). His second full collection, March, is forthcoming this year from Shearsman Books. http://www.andrewtaylorpoetry.com
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