Bread and Butter – Written October 2017 (Aged 42)

Bread and Butter

people telling me about things -
that professionally that i trained for -
studied for and have done for years
adopting language i have always used 
and telling me that it is new 
right of left, language is power 
people talking to me like i do not understand 
conceptualising ideas and social theory 
well this is my bread and butter 
suddenly everyone thinks they know more 
swallowed a ton of books and telling me how it is 
as if they are the first do you see my frustration
people and their presentation such complete distractions 

James Garratt - October 2017 

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