Catching the Past – Written Between February and June 1995 (aged 20)

Catching the Past

it has been a long time
we never learnt to fly
we never questioned why
we kept on going
it seemed like we were the sky
but times and me were different then
from what i am now
i am sure it is the same for you
i am sure you that to be true
picking up the phone and calling me
was your link with the past
you were happy to go back to the times
that you thought would always last
but we grew up pretty fast
and we grew apart
but times have really changed
we are both different now
things are not the same
as much as in some ways,
i would like them to be
we have gone
and i think that time you are trying –
to recapture, has, sadly, gone

James Garratt – February to June 1995

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