Misspent Youth – Written Saturday 4th November 2006 (Aged 31)

Misspent Youth

left in a shopping trolley
those trolleys
that are left in the high street
to trundle down lonely high streets
picked up by youths
for whom society
has somehow divorced them

found under bridges
by canals
where they built social prisons
in the high rise 1960’s

found in foil remains
of seldom found happiness
of foreign change
listen to me,
as i fall to my knees
in my old jeans
chocolate coated nightmares
eating sugar coated jelly beans
there is always change

James Garratt – Saturday 4th November 2006

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