Switching – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)


you cannot help feelings
you cannot turn them off
sometimes it brings you down
my god, it is almost too much
i know how i feel
i know that it is real
but i do not know what i feel
there is not a switch
no, ‘on’ and ‘off’
you should not be expected
to explain yourself
when you are not sure of your love
or even if it exists
you cannot help feelings
when you are trying to turn
and it leaves you reeling
do not explain it to me
just how you feel,
because i do not know myself
i confuse myself
let alone trying to understand
everyone else

James Garratt – February to June 1995

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