Care Free – Written May 2015 (Aged 40)

Care Free

i used to be care free
but age has taught me
that care is not free
it does have a price
and care free only exists –
because you never had advice
i wish i could dance as i used to
i wish i could sleep easier
i wish eventualities,
commonalities and consequence
had never been explained to me
or that i had not cruelly found out
that tide, that the high tide –
it eventually consumed youth
and drowns naivety
now all we do is worry about reality
and i think about every eventuality
so i apologise in advance
for where i use to care less
now i just struggle to dance
and yet, i could not care more
and you find that out when you are there
in corridors opening doors
the places in my mind
i used to be care free
but care does not come for free
it has a price for everybody




James Garratt – May 2015


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