The Sheer Fragility – Written Monday 1st February 2021 (Aged 45)

The Sheer Fragility

when you kneel down –
to inspect the foundations
then –
you realise –
they are not there at all
in the least –
they are very shallow
and that is when –
they are likely to fail
it is the moment that we dread
or the one we dare not face
the moment when,
we finally see our lives go to waste
when you kneel down –
and carefully look
then you realise –
the foundations do not exist –
or at least, barely at all
or maybe they do –
but it is the wrong materials
and that is when you realise
the sheer fragility
as if the mortar between the bricks
is all of our naivety
and it is troweled on too thick

James Garratt – Monday 1st February 2021

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