Figure Skating – Written Monday 29th September 2008 (Aged 33)

Figure Skating

figure skating on the tears of your past
those frozen tears,
the ones,
which form the bedrock of previous years
parachuting from a place –
into a place where you could not land
so, you had to fly around once more
only to come down with a notable bump

trying to locate the motion in a seized unoiled sump
because in youth it was about the corners
corners in which you could slump
now i am older,
and i am trying to touch the skies
the ones where i know can safely dream
and where the circling plane flies –
skywriting, making sure the message comes across
the one we need and want to read
but fear is always lost

James Garratt – Monday 29th September 2008

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