A Smile and a Piece of Cake – Written January 2012 (Aged 36)

A Smile and a Piece of Cake

has she really gone?
or did we just dream it?
is this real?
how can my heart be torn out
my thoughts be so unreal
surely this did not happen
and this greyness –
which i see around me
is just the winter
the natural colour of a season
we are all bounty hunters now
and the bounty is reason
some days feel especially mad
and he words,
the writing
feel so contaminated
by the waste of it all
take me back to when i was small
did this really happen
surely she will be there
with a smile and a piece of cake
but i know she will never be here
an eternity we could wait
just for a smile and a piece of cake

James Garratt – January 2012

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