Thank you, Mr J W., for your terrific amazon review. I am deeply thankful! And while I think I may know who you are, I don’t want to assume. If you’d like to contact me directly, you are welcome to do so (my email is listed in my contact page) I’d like to thank you more personally.
“This a fantastic short story collection of current emerging writers. Lots of great, varied stories. Matt Taggart is the reason that I bought this and his small town, mystical nuanced story is excellent! Matt is a fantastic writer and poet with a fantastic blog on word press. I highly recommend you check out his writing in any format.”
Thank you for your kindness.
It’s no longer a serendipitous storm
while we breathe its nature
through filtered gates
as these mirrors please themselves
attempting to gaze back with an
untrue sense of veneration
placed within itself for yourself-
push away this falseness
until faith becomes you
Nature is the endless garden. -M. Taggart
Moosehead region. Gavin, 8/17/19
My family and I are up north. This is our view. Cheers.
My memory works in images
I see them, replay them, feel them
This is how I find things that are ‘lost’
I hope I never come to be without myself
that might be a bit of an issue
For now though, I’ll continue
wondering if I’m truly getting older
or if the days are getting longer
stretching this matrix into oddly shaped
happenings, placed, filed, and organized
into tiny little images to review later on.
He was always sure about walking in the rain,
but not about which puddle to step in.
So, he stood with patience, peculiarly
picking and choosing where to place his feet.
His mind always ahead, his body somewhere behind,
always adoring these walks in the rain.
I’ve never died. I want to. I want to see. -M. Taggart
Am I the only one to find creativity in this? I am the father. I wish to not be blind of that fact. However, I can’t unsee the stance, the distance, the background. The use of ‘people’ which are decorations for a home, just not in this instance. In this instance, a soon-to-be four-year-old positioned his people exactly so.
I had no choice but to take this photo and share with all of you.
photo taken 8/12/19
OH, I can write
says the blank door
They were eating water
seeing you seeing them
wait until they can’t
How many more thoughts can I have?
All of them.