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


i am not me,
not outwardly
that is someone else
i trained,
i put together
to be my spokesperson
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
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
well that is best for human defence

James Garratt – Monday 7th June 2021

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