I wouldn't want to be in the animal enclosure watching the lions skulk below a conspiracy of grass while antelopes collude to a false sense of security hop, skip, and jumping below the horizon of their mothers watchful eye, I wouldn't want to be in the animal enclosure as the lions pounce like grasshoppers into our skyline bounding onto the young tired impressionable innocent flesh with a dull thump that leaves a puddle of a bruise on my very ears, so why do you think that I would want to watch you in the very public eye, tearing flesh from a young girls bottom lip until I can see that she had pizza for tea and pulling at her skirt until the only imagination I have left are the noises she may make as she orgasms. A kiss in public should not be like a kiss in private, but like a wedding kiss because a kiss is not an undressed caress but a commitment that even when the passion may have gone you will still be right here - next to me.
Craig Taylor-Broad was born and educated in the industrial heart of Cornwall, UK. As a young man who has grown into adulthood against a background of economic decline it is no surprise that his approach to his work should be as questioning as his poetry is ‘edgy’, ‘restless’, ‘dark’, ‘quirky’ and ‘uncompromising’. Craig Taylor-Broad has been published in a variety of publications including ‘The Big Issue‘ and often performs his work at various venues throughout Cornwall. His poetry pamphlet, In Absence of Clear Conscience, is currently available via http://craigtaylorbroad.bigcartel.com/ and you can also follow his work via http://craigtaylor-broad.tumblr.com/.
A review of Craig’s poetry collection, In Absence of Clear Conscience, will follow on Cornish Lit. Craig is one of the founding trio of Red River Poets, who will be reciting at Heartlands on this coming Sunday June 3rd, starting 11:30.