She Had Been My Tide – Written Saturday 27th June 2020 (Aged 45)

She Had Been My Tide

i found her –
and offered my apologies
she was warm and cordial
it had been some years
and life has always felt tidal
she asked how i was
and i remembered how once,
we had laughed and shared our likes
those days had ebbed away
it was long since she had been my tide
her soft round eyes,
somewhere far away
they must have wondered where i was
and what had become of me
she did still find part of something
she offered her own apologies
i felt they were not needed
for cloaked upon my frame
were textiles of guilt and shame
and i put up my hands
only to dish my own dirt
it was me, with my own self interest
that had caused her so much hurt
i wish i could hug her, hold her once more
just to let her know it is fine
and i know,
the circumstances in life collide
once a upon a time, long ago
we had been each others tide

James Garratt – Saturday June 27th 2020

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