Looking Sweeter – Written Monday 26th June 2000 (Aged 25)

Looking Sweeter

the world looks sweeter
and i feel neater
it is true, i have got my feet back
and i have got a little self respect
control the drinking
control the thinking
cannot stop a ship sinking
but these,
are not the traits of champions
still, the world looks easier
and it eases itself into a chair
i have found my life
and now it is good to share
after all, who wants to fight?
control the thinking
control the drinking
control the leaving
because the world changes
with every change in your pulse
the sea gets stronger
and the pain is a strange sort of strain
but not for much longer

James Garratt – Monday 26th June 2000

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