Looked After – Written Monday 11th July 2011 (Aged 36)

Looked After

why do i feel so vulnerable?
never before –
have i felt –
so in need –
of being looked after
chances like age
seem to travel faster
somehow that failure
that escaped as a child
comes back –
to kidnap my smile
has this –
always been my style
i feel fragile –
and exposed to the open air
i need of protection
of truly honest care
i feel clumsy
not as bright as i should
not as valid –
or as i really could
why do i feel so vulnerable?

James Garratt – Monday 11th July 2011

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