Sailing – Written Tuesday 17th October 2000 (Aged 25)


spent a day sailing
like a day failing
i foamed at the mouth
then at the mouth of the sea
the hands that raised me
are the same hands that let go
spent a day living
making friends and believing
age came quick
it is not long before you wear a mature suit
because the child one no longer fits
i walked along sand
like grains of time
i timed their shine
it did not seem to last too long
went to find a new look
spent a day sailing

James Garratt – Tuesday 17th October 2000
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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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