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  November 2015
volume 12 number 2
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  home   (archived)
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  Sheikha A.
  M.I Akande
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  Prerna Bakshi
  Gary Beck
  Stefanie Bennett
  Deborah Edler Brown
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Terry Clark
  Robin Wyatt Dunn
  Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
  Hedy Habra
  Dave Houston
  Trista Hurley-Waxali
  Robert S King
  Marie Lecrivain
  Emma Lee
  Ron Lucas
  Frank Mundo
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  Angel Uriel Perales
  James G Piatt
  Frank Praeger
  Hattie Quinn
  John D Robinson
  john saunders
  Apryl Skies
  Julia Stein
  Jonathan Taylor
  Amy Uyematsu
  J.T. Whitehead
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Jonathan Taylor
November 2015



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      Jonathan Taylor is an author, lecturer and critic. His books include the poetry collection Musicolepsy (Shoestring, 2013), and the novels Entertaining Strangers (Salt, 2012), and Melissa (forthcoming from Salt, late 2015). He is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester in the UK.
Jonathan Taylor



Bedtime at 9

... so George Bailey was never born, wouldn't hear
Clarence get his wings, lost Zuzu's petals forever.
Roger Thornhill was stuck as George Kaplan

& crop-dusters dusted no-crops on & on.
Sister Maria never came back from her convent
to kiss & marry Plummer, climb every mountain

& this might've turned me into a pessimist
but at least history was frozen sometime late '30s,
'sterreich never quite reaching Anschluss.

Only music creeping upstairs into dreams
afforded an ambiguous form of prolepsis,
fortune-telling in muffled songs, marches.

copyright 2015 Jonathan Taylor