Must Keep Warm – Written Wednesday 12th May 1999 (Aged 24)

Must Keep Warm

must keep warm
the body is young
but the mind with its memories
act like layers in the earth
each layer a different time
must keep warm
it has not snowed and settled
not for many years
it has not filled up a riverbed
my eyes with their tears
and the word i have said
still remain with situations
and the anger from which i fled
must keep warm
must keep ahead for survival

James Garratt Wednesday 12thMay 1999

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