Protection – Written April 2002 (Aged 27)

Protection

i cannot protect you –
from certain human beings
not when i am here
i know, i know, it seems like a,
‘hunter gatherer’ thing
but i cannot protect you
or form a temporary base
time is a good opponent
always knows when to act with haste
and then, when you least expect it –
it goes slow
i cannot protect you
from some people who do not mean well
whose sundial only works at night
whose adventures are only ever kiss and tell
just let me hold you tight –
and i promise, i will make it well
you have always fitted the shoe
certain people have fallen over the edge
and i just want to protect you




James Garratt – April 2002


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