I don’t write about flowers or love, or the embrace of a lover because so many do this so wonderfully that I would rather read their version of beauty than replay mine. Instead I write about how rain watches me- Eyes dangling, while falling but cannot speak what is seen -Who was I to ever think rain could not see? And yet I step in puddles- When I finally look down, I see myself in wavering form for each puddle proves how wrong I had been.
About the Poet:
Matt Taggart is a loving father and husband. Their small family live on the side of a mountain in Maine. Matt graduated from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Matt has been published in America’s Emerging Literary Fiction Writers: Northeast Regions, 2019 (Z Publishing House), America’s Emerging Horror Writers: East Region, 2019 (Z Publishing House), Massachusetts’s Emerging Writers; An Anthology of Fiction, 2018 (Z Publishing House), Vita Brevis Press, The Drable, Literary Yard, proletaria, and was nominated author of the month of June, 2018, on Spillwords Press. His short story “Bodies in the Basement” was nominated and elected publication of the month in the 13 Days of Halloween segment on SpillWords Press, 2019. Excitedly, two poems have been selected by Vita Brevis Press for its first poetry anthology, ‘Pain & Renewal,’ (which reached #1 best seller in its category.) Featuring brand new poets alongside Pulitzer-prize winner writers, published authors, and Pushcart Prize-winning poets. Matt’s two selected poems are, “The Abandoned Dawn,” and, “The Birth.” And soon to be announced, “Bodies in the Basement” was voted publication of the year (non-poetic) on Spillwords Press, 2019.