I Do Not Know – Written Wednesday 22nd February 1995 (Aged 19)

I Do Not Know

i do not know
i do know what is going on
i do not know –
whether i should stay
or whether i should go

i do not know about today
or even yesterday
i do not know
how to contend with real sorrow
what happens to everything
what is going to happen tomorrow

i do not know how to go
when i am losing all feeling
particularly when,
i do not feel particularly young
i do not know anymore
i just do not know
please, do not shut the door

James Garratt – Wednesday 22nd February 1995

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