Age (Part 1) – Written April 2021 (Aged 46)

Age Part 1

hopeful at 19
drunk at 20
done by 21
looking for something new
at 22
dreaming of a, ‘you and me’
at 23
if there was anymore at 24
feeling less alive at 25
trying to make my fingers click
at 26
and at 27
sketching outlines of a couple
living like heaven
28 did not wait
and 29 was eager to dine
30 saw a career
and 31,
reminded me that i was too young
32 bought sadness
but something new
reintroduced me to my knees
at 33
and to my captors and demons
i asked for no more at 34
at 35
i was resuscitated and bought back to life

James Garratt – April 2021

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