Interstital Membranes

written by Taylor Shogren

mothers rich with blood
a river of young girls
flowing to a red sea
and on the banks
in soft brown soil
boys gaze quietly
placed by fathers flame
 trailing branches
long lonely fingers
to ripple the skin
torn free by the floods

Taylor Shogren was born in Oregon, raised as both a hippy on a bus and then as a strict evangelical christian.  He eventually joined the Marine Corp and served for 8 years and has spent the last 18 years as a massage therapist. His experiences as a veteran, professional body-worker and avid reader have inspired him to collaborative storytelling and poetry. He lives in the East Bay with his partner of 16 years and numerous furry children.

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