Talking to Strangers (Originally Untitled) – Written Monday 15th May 2006 (Aged 31)

Talking to Strangers

people i am sure –
thank you
when you impart your information –
about me
as the anger bubbled
and the bitterness flows with such spittle
when you have reinforced your shallowness
because it is so brittle
people i am sure –
thank you
when you talk to strangers in a group
and when when you tell more lies about me
and as they say –
thank you
do you lean back on the chair –
and chuckle
do you feel warm inside
does the belt around your sanity tighten or unbuckle?
does it feel good –
to make me out as nasty
to tell strangers –
what a bastard i am
does it make you feel big and reassured
does it it make you feel clever and importantly, adored?
god help your world,
let’s hope you can deliver

James Garratt – Monday 15th May 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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