You Escape Me – Written September 1999 (Aged 24)

You Escape Me

people escape me
never face me
only turn things around
people trace me
only ever chase me
always across open ground
ideas create me
never sedate me
only keep me awake in dull skies
childhood waits for me
an uneasy sea
that never lets me be
people wait for me
in places with strange gates
you escape me
as i wait
you are everything to me

James Garratt – September 1999

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