Off the Rails

Photo by Charlie Mathot on Unsplash

So many nights you’ve traced you fingers along the jagged
Lines criss-crossing her arms like a subway map, each scar a train
That she swears is out of service; but you still wonder where they lead,
What coaxed her underground, left her on that desperate platform to catch
That elusive ride, that escape that never came. Your fingertips constantly
Coast along those abandoned lines, and you close your eyes to picture

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Jess C.

Jess C.

Jess (they/she) 🏳️‍🌈 Educator/artist/writer/parent. Under-slept and over-caffeinated. allyourcrookedheart.com 🔜 Fat Craft Zine Vol. III; Fandom for Choice.