Scandalous – Written March 2004 (Aged 29)


it is scandalous
that the mentally locked away
and the rest of us,
feel like we are in an asylum anyway
counting people
whose sickness should be painted
a tasteful shade of green
with a glint of sun in their eyes
every time they lie, you know what they mean
but these people
never come clean
they mock each other and talk in whispers –
of how everyone else –
is actually at fault
they should all be locked away
in some large unimaginable vault
until they clean up
and something less malicious to say

James Garratt – March 2004

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