Poetry Blog by Ferris Ty Taylor
Something magical happened.
Goosebumps flooded my entire
body, I heard bells, colours were
exploding into vibrancy: suddenly
the prospect of the water was a
terrifying and drastic inconvenience
that I had happily avoided. I stood
and thanked the woman. I didn’t
want to look at her. I didn’t want
to remember her, in case I fell in
love, because then I’d end up b...
Saturday 29th May 2021 5:02 pm
If you knew your beauty…
if you could see your cheekbones…
the mirror lies.
The image dies.
You’ll never know what we know.
If you felt your kindness…
if you could help yourself…
you bring to me
I’ll pray to you, or else.
If I could see the world like you…
if I could just be clever…
my judgement’s made
of mud and clay.
I’ll be this way forever.
Friday 28th May 2021 2:12 am
She emerges from the wreckage,
scathed and frightened:
a lone survivor.
It is tempting to call her lucky,
yet all who do
are known as liars.
Wednesday 12th May 2021 9:19 pm
Forgive your enemy.
You may find,
that there is only one
person to forgive.
Sometimes one must pray to satan,
to maintain balance in the conversation.
Monday 3rd May 2021 8:02 am
You should medicate it,
you can hospitalise it.
I recommend crucially, that you avoid it,
and never, under any circumstances,
tell it the truth:
it would break.
Wednesday 28th April 2021 9:13 pm
Wait with me for death
until it arrives, then weep
and make sure I'm missed.
Show me those ankles!
Yes! Now, touch that clavical...
baby, work that hair.
Don't take this from me.
I've put so much into it:
it is my purpose.
Hold my hands tightly,
certain of where they have been,
or just let the...
Monday 12th April 2021 7:41 pm
Keep me under a loving eye,
let me speak your name with pride,
let me serve your every need,
let my doubt be lost at sea.
Spit on me.
I deserve it.
I'm disgusting in your eyes,
lie to me and I'll interpret
truth to cherish in your lies.
Sleep with me until I'm safe,
till I know the snake is dead.
The snake that bit me:
hear him hissing,
find him an...
Friday 9th April 2021 3:38 pm
Reason suggests that I should function.
This world doesn’t sleep and nor do I.
Reason brings me false assumptions:
my reason sees reasons to lie.
Monday 5th April 2021 2:27 pm
You want to show me things,
you like it when I marvel at your immensity,
you don’t earn enough:
you gain something richly satisfying from this,
you can watch me squirm and feel a deep sense of purpose
and I am frightened to ask you why.
Sunday 4th April 2021 10:43 am