When the Skies Opened Up – Written July 2021 (Aged 46)

When the Skies Opened Up

i must have been young
when the skies opened up
i must have been…
and I must have craved
motherly touch
when the skies opened up
and I knew I would not be enough
i must have been…
i realised,
that the therapy queue
was too long
and as I waited in the queue
another pretty face came along
another song and dance job
came along,
for me to lose
another daring darling muse
came along,
for me to lose
i must have been young
when I realised
i would have to accept the burden
of intolerable mental health
that was silly clumsy hands
would forever be putting up wonky shelves
i must have been young
when the skies opened up
i must have been…




James Garratt – July 2021


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https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


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