Foreign Currency – Written Friday 1st November 2019 (Aged 44)

Foreign Currency

i always –
settle back on being me
anything else –
feels like foreign currency
i can adapt
i can change
my love can move
my love can choose
and it can change
but i am not chasing approval
not that kind of shallow fame
i always –
accept who i am
there is no deal
that would make me sell my plot of land
or what i have built
just as there are never enough suitcases
for all the shame and guilt
it is not about perfection
or resisting change
but the deed poll is closed
for changing my name
and when it comes to my clothes
they have to fit my frame
i am not chasing another parents approval
that kind of approval
will be always one that never came
i was always –
settle back on me
others can change their tunes
and try to turn back the sea
i always settle back –
i will always have to be me
anything else –
feels like foreign currency



More poems and writing at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/



James Garratt – Friday 1st November 2019

I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

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