Flick Knife – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)

Flick Knife

they are not so tough
they are on the streets
kicking around,
trying to look tough
it’s alright
you can see the pale moon glint
on the blade of their flick knives
you had better run and hide
they do not value their own
so do not expect miracles,
when it comes to your own life
but they are not so tough
you can tell deep down inside
that they are scared
you can see some of their defence
in the clothes they wear
it is just a reaction to situations
and they really do not care
they are prepared to fight
living their life in a barren place
flick knife…

James Garratt – February to June 1995

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