Take My Gift – Written Wednesday 14th June 2000 (aged 25)

Take My Gift

take my gift
and exchange it for yours
i wanted a lift
because i was tired of walking
the road was too long
and i was tired of talking

take my gift
because my gift is what i share
i want yours
i want you to show me that you care
i want you to be there
on equal terms
not just on yours

take my gift
you are a builder of doors
a constructor of strange worlds
but for someone, who lights fires
you can be so cold
nonetheless you have captured my curiosity

take my gift
give me a thick slice of your reality
not your instability
bolster my reality
remove my insanity
and take my gift

James Garratt – Wednesday 14th June 2000

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