The Smallest Tub (Contains the Largest Thanks) – Tuesday 23rd July 2019

The Smallest Tub (Contains the Largest Thanks)

as you get older
and you collect your years
you realise the painting,
has a few marks and tears
as you shuffle along
you realise that there are missing words
from the song
that each cake
is less than perfect
and it’s not always the best view
you understand this,
as you rugby tackle anything new

as you get older
and store your years in a personal museum
you understand
that every biscuit had a bite
just as every wheel,
has longed for the freedom of a bike
you realise that maps do lie
and no one has ever sold bottled water
made from the tears you cry
as you try to fend off birthdays
which arrive in a fleet of tanks
you realise the smallest tub
contains the largest thanks




James Garratt – Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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