On Platform 2, You See Yourself

Kate Garrett

and you are not at your best—Cathy
dragged in from the moors, caged
by his fluoxetine eyes

convinced, as the trains pull in and leave
better than clockwork,
if you fuck him
just once more the fever will fall

promising if your skin touches his
you will try to love him
as much now as you ever did.


Kate Garrett writes and edits. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Sheffield, UK with her husband, a cat, and three-and-a-half trolls who call her ‘Mum’. She accepts her lot as a writer, but would not-s0-secretly rather be a pirate.