I Cannot Help It – Written April 2002 (Aged 27)

I Cannot Help It

i cannot help it
i cannot help but shape it
but drag me along
because i am –
scared that i will not make it
it is for you
so won’t you please take it
i cannot help it
i am clumsy by the pyre
so i try to change the view
then everything is much higher
and here i am, just holding you
i cannot help it
stuck to the flipside of a sixpence
i have heart and desire
even if it does not make sense
the flagstones seem correct
so i will come off the fence

James Garratt – April 2002

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