The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Fiction from Mexico City

Jerrold Yam: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Jerrold Yam (Singapore/UK)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 41

Poem selected by Ingrid Valencia for the Ofi Press/ YPN collaboration competition

Image: "Endless Road" by The Friendly Fiend.

 

 

 

 

 

Walk

 

Beyond twenty, the road narrows.

Weeds more beyond repair,

 

people more occasional. No vehicles

on this unphotographed territory.

 

My name is drifting like a car

on ice, urgent but unhurried.

 

Every so often travellers concede

and build shelters, raw huts

 

of stone and toasted moss, but

the road does not rest from stretching.

 

Who drags me here, or are my feet

my own? What clouds to inaugurate

 

the expedition? Onwards, onwards.

The answer in the distance.