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Jonathan Taylor

Apr
2017
Thursday 20th
posted by Jody Porter in Arts

Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter


Liar
Jonathan Taylor

Long before presidents seemed so crazy
(though that might well have been illusory),
long before anyone mentioned global warming,
before wars were anything but bottled messages
washed up on the sinking island of childhood,
and before disease bludgeoned you to death
over godforsaken months and years,
I cracked my head open on a metal railing.
In hospital you held my hand when I cried
and told me everything – head, world,
et cetera – would be okay. You lied.



Jonathan Taylor is an author, editor and lecturer. His books include the novel Melissa (Salt, 2015), the poetry collection Musicolepsy (Shoestring, 2013), and the memoir Take Me Home (Granta, 2007). He teaches Creative Writing at Leicester University. He lives in Leicestershire with his wife, the poet Maria Taylor, and their twin daughters, Miranda and Rosalind. His website is: www.jonathanptaylor.co.uk

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