Poetry

February 2022

Do you remember the drive on that night?

I’m alone on that quiet stretch of road today / hitting pause on a Julien Baker song

By David Tay

February 5, 2022

Do you remember the drive on that night?

Do you remember the drive on that night?


I asked if you had any music, but

your barely breathing car spoke only in cassette tapes


and so we settled

with the grooves of tyres over asphalt


with the juvenile smell of our day-old PE shirts

with rows of lamp posts like faint candles in the streets


we settled

with memories of our conversation about school crushes.


I’m alone on that quiet stretch of road today

hitting pause on a Julien Baker song


rolling down the windows

listening, settling in.

David Tay Ang Shun is a Sarawakian studying in Singapore. He writes about everyday emotions and automatic thoughts. Find him on Twitter and Instagram @oidavidah. His works can be found in Briefly Zine, Discretionary Love, Provenance Journal and Omelette Mag.