Marie-Therese Taylor

My Book On the Train


Someone was reading my book
on the train
I was ready to say

– hey
that’s me
I wrote that

but modesty
and a slap of rain
turned my eye
to the window

reflecting

I thought

– best not –
they might not want me to
interrupt

– or worse

they might think
I make things up

Copyright © Marie-Therese Taylor 2016

In her working life Marie-Therese Taylor was a librarian in Edinburgh, Fife and the North East of Scotland. She now lives in Glasgow. Her poems and short stories have appeared in print in Coastword’s Hotel , Glasgow Women’s Library’s Mixing the Colours, Federation of Writers Scotland Soundwaves, and online in Snare’s Nest and Nutshells and Nuggets.

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