"Dead in your tracks"

Image credit: Sofie Praestgaard.

Dead in your tracks

Each step marked the weight of my burdens
up and down
on train tracks
beside wood.
Where fool's hope would not grow
between the
shattered gravel
And the clamour of sound and light behind me
cuts the course
calling my neck to lay me to bed.
So commands its carriageway heavy
to separated smiles
and cut straight through
my head

Amy-Jean Muller

is an artist, writer and poet from South Africa who lives and works in London. Both her art and writing explore culture, memory, mental health, identity, femininity and sexuality. She has exhibited her art in South Africa and London. Her writing can be found in various publications, and she is a regular contributor for Versification and The Daily Drunk. Her poetry book, Baptism by Fire, was released in January 2021. She also writes transgressive fiction and is currently completing her first novel and a collection of short stories.

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