Strip by Strip – Written November 2006 (aged 31)

Strip by Strip

i will not have my identity stolen
not strip by strip
i will not climb into boxes
of which i do not fit
i will not be told who i am
and i will not be guided,
by those who have never taken my hands
i will not be blamed
for things that have happened to me –
as i grew up
i will not take the blame
from those who do not reach out and touch
i will not have my identity stolen
my feelings ignored
my personality broken
i will not be dictated to –
by those who remain out of reach
by those out on the ocean
and so far from my beach




James Garratt – November 2006


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More poems from 2006 here
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