How To Navigate – Written March 2021 (Aged 46)

How To Navigate

anxiety
is not knowing how to navigate
or cope
having words
but not quite the quote
and
when i was younger
with my lackadaisical hunger
it was my lack of navigation
that placed me in danger
coping mechanisms
underpin anxiety
and the care given growing up
should give you that homespun stability

anxiety
i do not dismiss it
with a consummate ease
i understand it all too well
and how it feasts upon your knees
i just feel
within my mind
it is not knowing how to navigate
and not knowing that you need to feed
because when you are young
you underestimate the passage of time
here we are
and there you were
trying to navigate without knowing how




James Garratt – March 2021


More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2021 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2021/

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