Birthday – Written Thursday 24th February 2005 (Aged 29)


how do i feel about my birthday?
i feel, ‘kind of strange’
one more year should not make a difference
yet, i do not feel the same
i have had a panic atatck,
and been far too depressed
because looking through my memories
often reveals such a mess
and a person for whom,
confidence was often cruelly undressed
and i should know where i am heading
because if i do not know now
then i never will…
so as another birthday speeds into view
this is exactly how i feel
slightly light headed and exhausted
and a little more over that age old hill

James Garratt – Thursday 24th February 2005

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