I Sit By The Pool – Written May 2021 (Aged 46)

I Sit By The Pool

i swam in my feelings
when i was younger
i double dared myself
to almost drown in them
now i sit by the pool
wondering if for all that time
i was just a fool

i swam in my feelings
when i was younger
i did lengths and miles
i dived bombed
just for smiles
now i sit by the pool
wondering if for all that time
i was just a fool

i swam in my feelings
when i was younger
i invited them to find me,
overwhelm me,
and drag me down
so destructive,
now i just sit by the pool
and wonder,
was any of it actually constructive
and as i look at the puddles
in my pool
wondering all the time
was i just a fool




James Garratt – May 2021


More poems at
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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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