Watch and Charm Bracelet – Written February 2020 (Aged 44)

Watch and Charm Bracelet

how am i?
ankle deep in spanish probate law
sat here,
with dad’s watch,
i can add it to mum’s charm bracelet
which i keep in a bottom drawer
two things,
i will hold onto forever more
little moments –
where tears escape even though,
i do not always know why
maybe it is for all those years –
that have flown or swum by
we keep momentos as reminders
keepsakes for those years yet to come
and my, how these objects,
can leave us so undone

James Garratt – February 2020

More poems at

More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here

More poems from 2020 here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s