Back in 1978 – Thursday 30th September 2010

Back in 1978

when i saw you this morning
i wondered what would
have happened
if things you had done in 1978
had not happened
and in 1982 when it became,
all about you
and then, in 1983, if only,
you could have explained it to me
when family life was not enough
and then, in 1987
promises of holidays abroad
but sadly still no family heaven
so at 14, and maybe us too
i let got of the notion
of a dad and then, in turn, you
consumed by wicked potions
deep down i always knew
when i saw you this morning
letting yourself in,
leaving me something in the fridge
me now providing the care
i thought back to all those times
when i was made to feel like a spare
and i hungered for greater gifts
in end,
it will be that you will miss




James Garratt – Thursday 30th September 2010

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