Blossoms & Virgins
by John Frank Taylor


                                                 
The suppleness

                                                            
Of

The peach blossom

                                                        
Shivers

                                                            
As

                                                  
The cold winter

                                                          
Rain

                                                      
Falls upon

                                                            
Its

                                                         
Petals

                                                    Like
a lovers

                                                          
Tears



                                                            
Its

                                                  
Pinkness stands

                                                        
Against

                                                   The
blackness

                                                            
Of

                                                          
Night

                                                         
Like a

                                                 Virgin
laid upon

                                                      
White silk

                                               
Glistening with the

                                                         
Sweat

                                                            
Of

                                                    Her
first love
About John Frank Taylor:
John Frank Taylor’s self-proclaimed assault on the literary world can be traced back to his birth October 14, 1971.
Taylor ’s upbringing was greatly influenced by his “poor, middle-class, white trash upbringing.”  He’s lived most of
his life in the culturally impaired climate of Santee .   Taylor ’s artistic blossoming came to fruition in Room 503 of
Santana High School in ‘87-‘88.  “I began writing my senior year, where I was able to make contact with my friend-
teacher-mentor, Michael McLarty .  He helped me to see that there was a poet, and more importantly, a human that
had something to say inside of me.  All it takes to be a poet is to have something to say,” Taylor says.

       Since that time he’s focused most of his artistic energies into his poetry. In the past few years, he has written
nearly One thousand poems and several short stories as well as Plays and screenplays. He’s also been published
numerous times on the World Wide Web at such sites as Junkyard Press, Quantum Muse, Free-verse, as well as
others. Taylor has Self-Published three books to date and is currently working on a novel. He describes his poems
as “emotional tangents with a bit of social commentary thrown in for good measure. They’re me, all the good and
bad rolled up into one; usually more of the bad,” Taylor laughs.

You may visit his website @
 www.johnftaylor.wordpress.com
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