Swim With Sharks (Originally Untitled) – Written May 2011 (Aged 36)

Swim With Sharks

swim with sharks
if you dare
play with lions
if you care
match a giraffe
in a telling stare
climb jungle trees
find a primate
a chimpanzee
run with tigers
and think of stripes
find a hippopotamus
and run with all your might
play with dolphins
that swim in the sea
do not get stung
when you are with the bees
run from gazelles
and find a plane
chase a zebra
and try to be tame
fly with gulls
and imagine being free
tell me once again
why you need me

James Garratt – May 2011

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