Bryophyta

Emma Carroll is in the final year of her Creative Writing and English degree.

 

You walk the walls foot by foot,
your heels pat rhythm on the stone
and plant your roots.
Through the cracks the moss has grown;

your heels pat rhythm on the stone
and press the green back
through the cracks. The moss has grown
across your shoes. You pat

and press the green back.
You walk the walls foot by foot,
across your shoes, you tap
and plant your roots.