Love – Written June 2009 (Aged 34)


people think love will solve everything
that is it a wonder fuel
that it will carry us everywhere
all we have to do is pretend hard enough
and then share
people want love
like they want coffee
instant and neatly poured
they hope it will set them free
if only they are adored
people think love must be the complete solution
they never check the packaging
for additives like, lies, or confusion
nor do they question its magic
which can include such things as illusion
people want love to solve what has gone before
when it fails to do so
they quickly find their claws
and they quickly learn to attack
that is why love is just a clifftop
and it is always hard to step back

James Garratt – June 2009

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