They Look Tired – Friday 21st August 2020 (Aged 45)

They Look Tired

they look tired
the emotional emotive person
with an excitement for life
they are struggling to stay alive
the mischievous person dancing for fun
suddenly, they feel undone
they look like –
the campfire has gone out
and the collective songs
no longer have verses that people know
they look like the party is over
and that it is time to go
there is only so much you can do
in the face of absolute self interest
they look tired
and their emotional control is slipping
as the good ship starts to sink
their carefully constructed work
heads ominously towards the brink

James Garratt – Friday 21st August 2020

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