Just Too Much For You – Written February 2020 (Aged 44)

Just Too Much For You

was it always too much
or was there a moment
or an incident where it was too much
was it february 1975
or that long hot summer of 1976
was the holiday in 1978
was 1979 just too bound to fate
or was it further back
all those air raids and falling bombs
from another german attack
was it the aunt that raised you
or was it your mum and dad?
was it the granddad who i never met
the one who dies in september 1974
the one who gave me name.
the one of whom you closed the door
was it always too much
or was there a moment
ot incident where it was too much
was the underbelly always too tempting
not to touch,
1980 and then 1981 when i was young
1982 and we left to
1983 and the start of the damage to me
1984 and i thought we were free
1985, 1986, 1987…
and back again to unchanged belvedere
1991 and then 1992
and then, again, we left to
was it always too much, just to much for you




James Garratt – February 2020


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