Hard Act to Follow – Written Wednesday 13th May 2020 (Aged 45)

Hard Act to Follow

i am a hard act to follow
i stand on stage
glued to the page
trying not to fade

i am my own tribute act
learning the words
someone else used to say
i am the freefall juggler
i just go in different ways

i stand on stage
they must notice my stance
and that i am almost handmade –
from a distant family branch

i am a hard act to follow
but easy enough –
if you look inside
hard enough as it is,
holding onto the idea that we should confide

i am rough edges
someone should have made smooth
i am the greatest hits
with long forgotten grooves
remembering as a younger adult
we would pretend to always lose
casting our privilege
in the stains of cheap booze
i am a hard act to follow




James Garratt – Wednesday 13th May 2020


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 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


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