Scott Taylor hails from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a writer and a musician, and an avid world traveler. His short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Ghost City Review, Snakeskin, Oddball, Angel Rust and Swifts and Slows. His debut novel ‘Chasing Your Tail’ has recently been released with Silver Bow Publishing, and his novellas ‘Freak’ and ‘Ernie and the Golden Egg’ are slated for inclusion in an upcoming anthology with Running Wild Press. He graduated from Cornell University and was also a computer programmer in a past life.


Trigger Warning

what is this strange feeling in me,
that gnaws on my marrow.
it has followed me my whole life,
and yet always catches me by surprise.
i cannot move,
i cannot sit still,
i long for things
i’ve never seen before,
i miss people
i have never met.
i am held
by the gaze
of a thousand witnesses
to a crime
that never took place.
i am guilty,
as night leans in
to cast its shadow
i dance the wheeze
of the lone wolf,
i float like lead
on a sea of lead,
i feel dazed,
i catch cries
in the back of my throat.
what is this strange
ride i am on,
nothing amidst nothing,
a curiosity among

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