before the poet’s eyes.
And cried to grieve words
that meant the world,
but would never be read,
unless they could be remembered.
And I resolved to write out Everything.
Forever. In two places.
in the middle of the road
while I watch from the pavement.
Cars roll over her and she’s oblivious
to their wheels and their weight.
Continuing unfazed, her speed unchanged,
she doesn’t even flinch.
I am impressed by her bravery –
but also jealous.
Beth O’Brien is currently studying for a degree in English Literature at the University of Birmingham. She loves reading, writing, food and seeing the world – when any of these overlap, she loves them even more!