One Night Stand – Written Saturday 8th May 1999 (Aged 24)

One Night Stand

a one night stand
could never take my hand
an easy day
can come along so rare
did i ever tell you
it can be so hard to care
a person with flowers
could stand by your body
and we would still be missing hours
a black hole in the soul
will not leave you on a roll
you can draw your own conclusions
i will draw the dole
it will not be so pretty in paint
i will tell you who to trust
i will be on the lookout
a one night stand
a pleasure boat beached on the sand
i am stranded on this land
upended and unable to fully understand

James Garratt – Saturday 8th May 1999

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