Within Myself – Written March 1995 (Aged 20)

Within Myself

coming home in the pouring rain
listening to some music
i am all alone again
but i have got a letter from you
so i read it in my mind
and soon i have got thoughts of you
the ones i like to find
listen to the world
busy on its own
putting on the kettle
time for some sweet tea
here i am, face to face with myself
and it is just me
i am left looking within myself
i listen as the phone rings
it is her on the end of the line
i do not want to listen as she tells me about things
i turn away to the letter by my side
i lose myself within myself
and start too read lines that make me glad to be alive
soon she is gone
and i am all alone again
me, within my own life
she would love to be with me
but i would not love to be with her
and although the letter speaks of love
it is not the passionate sort that she wants to share

James Garratt – March 1995

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