Spokesperson – Written Monday 7th June 2021 (Aged 46)

Spokesperson

i am not me,
not outwardly
that is someone else
someone,
i trained,
someone,
i put together
to be my spokesperson
someone,
to learn my lessons
that is a person i created
and forced upon the true me
shyness then kicked into touch
pretending, learning
so social conversation is not too much
so i get to work
and the real me stays at home
outwardly,
i get things done
inwardly i remain a slave
to upbringing and being young
i am not me,
not outwardly
inwardly i recline
in unnerving complexity
pretence,
well that is best for human defence




James Garratt – Monday 7th June 2021


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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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