Unwilling Experts in This Field – Written Monday 3rd August 2020 (Aged 45)

Unwilling Experts in This Field

we have become too used to losing parents
and dealing with their affairs
we have become unwilling experts
in this line of work
we have being grief stricken
and our boat weighed down by hurt
but we have become unfortunate professionals
in this line of work
we know all about closing bank accounts
and when it comes to the law
we now know about not leaving a will
and when they do,
how they work and what they are for
we are used to dealing with all the personal ties
even as grief and the sense of loss
chooses to repeatedly mostien our eyes
we know all about –
speaking to solicitors and estate agents
and various people on the phone
even when our boat is really struggling
and the sea seems rough and we feel alone
we have become too used to the arrival of death
sometimes we have found tidiness
and on other occasions just a complete mess
it is one skill that i never wanted to learn
because all this, ultimately it really hurts
and we have become unwilling professionals
in this line of work




James Garratt – Monday 3rd August 2020


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 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


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