The Dealing – Written Monday 15th February 2010 (Aged 34)

The Dealing

i am dealing –
with the day he dies
before the day arrives
knowing when it comes
everything will change inside
in a way,
if not the death itself
but the day it happens
has been on my lips
on the tip of my tongue
for so many years now
i know it will be
the final emotional tear
after all he is never –
the plaster for the wound
the one he created
and as time has gone on
our relationship is more complicated
much more than it has ever been

James Garratt – Monday 15th February 2010

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