Gaps – Written August 2004 (Aged 29)


i cannot fill gaps
gaps require a perfect fit
and to be honest
i am last on that list
not fitting perfectly
has been my trait for years
i cannot not be this image thing
i can see my faults
and i can try to be better
but at the end of the day
we are always ourselves
it’s not that you want me,
to be somebody else that i see
i see myself but i do know
that you would like me,
to be something else
and who does not matter
that is the point for you
it is that gap
it’s that you really need
the thought of more rejection
but i cannot fill the gaps
i am not a pre-chosen gift

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James Garratt – August 2004

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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