Former Days at The Till – Written July 2011 (Aged 36)

Former Days at The Till

i am at odd with the world
that autism tag just made me gag
and it fuelled my isolation
forty days in my brain
reinforces that situation
i am fighting,
punch drunk with the world
leaning into the wind –
and tilting into windmills
and i can alter so many things
but not the way feel
it is a consequence,
of former days spent at the till
dealing in short change
and fighting for the vowels –
that pepper your name
that autism tag dug in deep
it went beyond my eyes
and buried its way into my sleep




James Garratt – July 2011


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


More poems from 2011 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2011/

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