Your Birthday in Taylor, Mississippi
Poet and Been-Seen.com contributer Terri Phillips recently took a road trip through the Southern United States and sent us an evocative collection of words and images illustrating her experience in the small town of Taylor, Mississippi. Enjoy!
your birthday in Taylor, Mississippi
by Terri Phillips
wish you were there.
for fried catfish and hushpuppies,
an old white dog and an old black dog
a ride through the field in the back of a pick-up truck
but the blackberries were not ripe yet.
we have to get back before the squirrels and raccoons get them all.
cabernet as the sun was going down at the bar at the City
strawberry cake and creme brulee
and when i got pulled over for speeding
on the way home, the cop let me go with just a warning
because it was your birthday
and i didn't mean to be driving so fast.