Century Twenty One – Ellie Sparks

We are more than our footprints

Thank you very much to Ellie Sparks for her topical and thought-provoking entry. Ellie is a Creative Writing graduate who has a passion for poetry, horror movies, swimming and pop-punk music. We really appreciate Ellie taking the time to share her talents with us and enter the competition.

Century Twenty One


We are more than our footprints,
kneaded down in
familiar sands.
We are not the trails we have 
followed.
We are not the road signs
we’ve missed.
We are personalities
floating inside a
universe
where big hands
stand still.
We stop and we stare,
waiting to smash
the hard drives 
of computerised 
sat navs and 
the lines on old-fashioned road maps.

Ellie Sparks, 22, Southern England

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