Wide Open – Friday 22nd November 2019 (Aged 44)

Wide Open

felt tired today
felt like i was in arm to arm combat
with my insecurities
trying to wrestle them to the ground
as i listen to their whistling sounds
seem to protect themselves
whilst i leave myself wide open
or is it the heady fumes of self perception
am i the person
they see as a target
is that the heady fumes of delusion

felt tired today
i felt like i was fighting a corner
that i never wanted to own
one of small space
and one where i feel alone
i listen to myself breathing
am i truly believing
seem to do well
they lack a tabloid kiss and tell
they have not scuffed their shoes
everytime they fell

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James Garratt – Friday 22nd 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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