This is How Others See Me – Written Wednesday 23rd December 2020 (Aged 45)

This is How Others See Me

i suddenly –
stepped out of myself

and,
onto the boating deck

and,
for a moment
i glimpsed how others saw me
i balanced glibly –
on the mirror –
of polished vanity

and,
as i cleaned the teeth –
of my partially diluted insanity
what person is it now that i see
a barren beach –
of torrid sandcastles
as those waves roll in

and,
i stood there –
on the boating deck
catching moments of me
like multi-coloured flecks
i ran wild,
just for a glimpse of my own vanity
and for a moment i was concerned
about how others saw me




James Garratt – Wednesday 23rd December 2020


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