The Mighty Ship – Written Friday 16th July 2021 (Aged 46)

The Mighty Ship

i drunk orange juice
in a way
where it was never diluted
i could have condensed it down
to just one sip
that is middle age
and that’s what its like on the mighty ship

i write a book
and I illustrated every paragraph
as if I was a monk and a scribe
i gave pronouns and nouns
a flick of something deep inside
i used my favourite felt tip
because that is middle age
and that’s what its like on the mighty ship

i used to run around
and turn on all the lights
using my memory
to store every scene
and every revolving clip
but,
now I know, not everything fits
that is middle age
and that’s what its like on the mighty ship




James Garratt – Friday 16th July 2021


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