“I’d like to walk backwards”by Marc T Low

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I’d like to walk backwards


I’d like to walk backwards wherever I go,

And meet people moping ato and afro,

I’d bump into pillars and shut out the light,

Or be a long shadow walking through the night.


I’d ask someone how I should get to a place,

And then walk backwards to that point at a pace,

I’d fall in the river and ask to be saved

And allowed to walk once again on the paths paved.


I’d walk into lifts backwards, pulling a trolley,

Or splash in the puddles left there by my brolly,

And when people ask me, “How do you get by?”

I’ll say that in th’ back of my head there’s an eye.

Marc T Low