Stepping Stone (Originally Untitled) – Written November 2010 (Aged 35)

Stepping Stone

i know
they are like stepping stones
but someone
needs to guide me home
this life
has become a battleground
and there is a fear
as a, ‘single’ and not a, ‘couple’
i am not drawn to the magic of ikea
there are no holidays
with the in laws
and no joint bank accounts
to drown out the sirens
and the flotsam and jetsam
feel like inhuman characters
i am fighting
a rearguard action
i listen to the music
but avoid satisfaction
i turn to desires,
but they have split into factions
and i know the cold hard facts
come with difficult actions

James Garratt – November 2010

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