Family Heirloom – Written April 2015 (Aged 40)

Family Heirloom

i have not forgotten you
but i think –
you have forgotten me
didn’t you?
oh, parents always –
have a multitude of explaining –
to do
what is this –
you are hung up
and hanging out –
with your own insecurity
drip fed DNA
this family heirloom
is now our reality
struggling,
muddling through
as you are –
and as you do
so temptation –
gave you the rod and the line
life with its shafts of light
provides us with all the time
i have not forgotten you
but i think –
you have forgotten me
didn’t you?




James Garratt – April 2015


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


More poems from 2015 here
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