A Reflective Piece on the Nature of Feelings – Written Tuesday 31st August 2021 (Aged 46)

A Reflective Piece on the Nature of Feelings

when you are young
you can drown in your feelings
you reach for the sky
yet remain, somehow always kneeling
then as life shifts and moves
on steel wheels around the park
you feel the grooves
as electricity turns dark
feelings are different and less explosive
loss arrives
and it turns out to be corrosive
new and exciting still happens
but it happens like temporary lighting
i cannot be the the variable speed trap
that i was –
when emotions could break my back
and a list of diagnosis, i never did lack

James Garratt – Tuesday 31st August 2021

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