New poetry by Jean Taylor
Have You Ever Tasted Cardboard and Other Important Questions
When he lost his sense of smell, he claimed
that everything tasted of cardboard.
She wondered if he had been in the habit
of chewing cereal packets or nibbling
on playing cards and whether the plastic coating
added extra flavour.
Afterwards she thought it was a good idea
to take his empty shoes out to the snow.
Did she think she was writing similes in footprints,
mapping an outline for her surprising future?
Now her skin is peta...