The Coordinates – Written Thursday 26th November 2020 (Aged 45)

The Coordinates

they did not tell you
about privilege
but, nonetheless
you understood the contract
it was not spoken
nor was it signed
but that is privilege
it just binds
and you know inside
that you had a power and rights
cunningly disguised as norms
but you were just fortunate
when you were born
and now,
you are being asked to share
and you imagine acute loss
you see an unpaid bill
one of such immense cost
but all that is happening
is that you’re being asked to
consider others
to think about their life chances
you know,
the nature of being fortunate
you act is if you are so lost
but you know the coordinates
just as others have to pay the cost

James Garratt – Thursday 26th November 2020

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