The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature 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.








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.