Rejection – Written Tuesday 9th April 2002 (Aged 27)

Rejection

i do not want the family anymore
i have got the friends
who know when i bleed
i have got the family right for me
i do not want to join something
that rejected me with ease
i do not want to sit on the settee
and i do not want to say, yes please
i do not want the family anymore
and i do not want to pretend i care
given that it is clear that i do not
i do not want to pretend i will be here
when clearly i will not be
i have got the friends
who are as close as can be
the inner circle that circles me
and allows me to be free
i do not want to be part of a set up
the camp-bed put me up
i have had too much
and f you remember i’d had enough
and i retracted my claws
i have got my special friends
i do not want the family anymore




James Garratt – Tuesday 9th April 2002


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