I Am Sorry – Written Thursday 14th September 2017 (Aged 42)

I Am Sorry

i am sorry,
i failed the interview
it did not connect with me

i am sorry,
in this instance i had a poor c.v
its experience seemed well placed
but there was an ambivalent look
all across its face

i am sorry,
could not suggest an answer
of direct me out of the maze

i am sorry,
felt cheap and already paid
i could not score it
beyond something quite low

i am sorry,
looked nervous
and did not seem to know
it failed the test
messed up the speech
with its uncoordinated chime
it said it had finished
but hurt was still so incomplete

i am sorry,
failed its reflection
its never enough in situations like this
it offers no answer, no comfort, no direction
warmth is always missed

James Garratt – Thursday 14th September 2017

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