The Cottage on the Corner of Memory Lane – Written April 2002 (Aged 27)

The Cottage on the Corner of Memory Lane

i went to the cottage –
on the corner of memory lane
i found it amongst the maps
that made up my brain
i went to the orphanage
where hopes likes to sleep
it needs no suffrage
or maps to get lost
i went to the place by the sea
it is the future
and it drinks whiskey by the bottle
covered in brown paper bags
i went to the cottage –
on the corner of memory lane
and it felt a little sad
i took a mystery tour through my brain
the rabbits were wild
and all the tigers were tame
the man in the top hat –
he gave me a round of applause
and said, i am glad you came
i went to that cottage –
on the corner of memory lane
so much human suffrage
when will all this madness change?




James Garratt – April 2002


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