On The Cliff Edge – Written Tuesday 28th August 2001 (Aged 26)

On The Cliff Edge

i will sit down here
i am so nervous
catch my breath
i have built my dreams
on a cliff edge
but the sea does not intrude
i dive in,
and i do not lose
i will sit down here
with brave heart
and dusty humour
my heartbeat is more than a murmur
but the jokes
are only a rumour
on this beautiful cliff edge
i gaze out to sea
i gaze out at the horizon
and reflect on me

James Garratt – Tuesday 28th August 2001

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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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