Take Down the Flags (Originally Untitled) – Written April 2006 (Aged 31)

Take Down the Flags

take down the flags
forget the street parties
small towns stop smiling
it is the end of the world
a cold summer awaits
i stole a coin from fate
its cold fingers found my plate
look around,
it is such a state
do not bake sausage rolls
forget the canopies
and the vol au vents
take the down the flags
let the modern grin
close the factory gates
let’s play top trumps without sin
the end of the world is coming
do not mend your teeth
no need to look skinny
it is the end of the world




James Garratt – April 2006


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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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