Daily Archives: January 16, 2014


[Wish] by Sam Taylor

    (excerpt from THE BOOK OF FOOLS: AN ESSAY IN MEMOIR AND VERSE)       The man in the next room wouldn’t stop coughing. All night, terrible hacking bursts. “God,” I said, “I wish he’d stop.” My mother and I lay awake in the motel room in San […]


[Friend] by Sam Taylor

    (excerpt from THE BOOK OF FOOLS: AN ESSAY IN MEMOIR AND VERSE)      Why hasn’t my father come here for her? When one faces the family, one falls down in a cordage of myth. Odysseus at sea: strong hero, epic tale, Telemachus unable to send away the […]