The Last Word – Friday 23rd October 1998

The Last Word

the last word
the thing said
will you get it in
before you have become dead
the last word
i said it in the conversation
and now i want to say no more
i closed the door
so could not hear you speak
that is how i have learned
have the last word
before you mind starts to burn
the last possible thing
the last shrill ring of the last syllable
i will always try to get in
stubbornness makes it so
i have to have the last word
just before i go

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James Garratt – Friday 23rd October 1998

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