Do You Know How I Feel? – Written Wednesday 29th April 2020 (Aged 45)

Do You Know How I Feel?

do you know how i feel?
often, i do feel blessed
even when my self esteem
finds itself undressed
and standing naked
in front of a crowd
i feel lucky
even with those gathering clouds
do you know why
because i have only ever tried
even when my hope
is cold and derelict
and my words
feel like my true earthquake
we live in these places
even when shameless depression
makes me a lot less plucky

James Garratt – wednesday 29th April 2020

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  1. Exactly what we need to read and address these days. People like to say words like “ don’t worry,” “ you’re okay,” “move forward,” without even trying to know how people truly feel. People deserve more, we deserve more because what we feel matters.

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