I Told Her I Kept My Soul in an Envelope – Written June 2009 (Aged 34)

I Told Her I Kept My Soul in an Envelope

maybe they are right about me
they all have an axe to grind
they maul me
likes a wolf mauls its prey
they turn it upside down
and go on their merry way

i told her i kept my soul in an envelope
and that i would show it to her one day
i heard her sigh

maybe they are right about me
maybe i am not quite the full shilling
everyone is carrying baggage
and making judgments on others
some of us –
still flee so what we can hide under the covers

maybe they are right about me
what did they do to me
when i was just a child?
they maul me
at least i practice the art of self defence
and it is getting harder to fool me




James Garratt – June 2009


More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2009 here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2009/

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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