I Am Not Slick (Originally Untitled) – Written November 2016 (Aged 41)

I Am Not Slick

i am not slick
i saw the men
talk to the man
and i saw how
he fitted in
and how i never have
and how,
and obvious clumsiness
is a very,
almost invisible line
i have veered
between the two
my whole life
i am not slick
am i?
from hurtful memories
to long sighted eyes
i saw the men
talk to the other man
so effortless in his actions
and i wonder
about what could have been

James Garratt – November 2016

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 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ More poems from 2016 here https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poetry-and-writing-2016/

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