Rooms I Will Never Enter – Written Monday 10th February 2020 (Aged 44)

Rooms I Will Never Enter

dad never opened up to me
intimate relationship,
something of a father son fantasy
so, as i sit here, work my way –
through all his paperwork
it does feel unnatural
these are the aspects of his life
that were kept away
but here i am,
and i feel like i am trespassing
because for all of my life
i have been outside peering over his fence
and i am now inside,
pouring over his life,
but now, without fear of prosecution
it feels alien and laborious
i feel like i have invaded,
but then, he never did open up to me
we could never be truly close
those intimate relationships,
seemingly he could just not cope

James Garratt – Monday 10th February 2020

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