Disappearance – Written Tuesday 15th February 1994 and October 1994 (Aged 18/19)


you need to get out of the house
but, do not hang around street corners
do not get cancelled on the street
people disappear everyday
no one knows where they go
but i do not want you to go that way
leave here, go somewhere safe
this is a wicked world
with strange things all over the place
another disappearance
a man, stood in front of his family
one moment he is there
then he is impossible to see
where do they go?
to the fantasy land?
where they live together
and then, finally understand
gone forever, but not forgotten
these people who just disappear
one minute happy, then no longer near

James Garratt – 1994

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