The Microscope View – Written Monday 6th May 2002 (Aged 27)

The Microscope View

under the eye of truth
you know i am flawed
because in the sweetness
of a microscopic glare
of my faults,
you will become bitterly aware

i came forwards
and i can be adored
ultimately, i am flawed
especially in that –
revealing microscopic glare
even if the holes in my hull
let the light shine through

and the suit –
may be interesting to look at
but there has to be a question mark
over the quality of its threads
under the eye of truth
under the glare of the microscope

because when placed upon a slide
all the pain and all the guilt
it is shown from the inside
and that is what i am
a human being of so many contradictions
living in a world of strange strands

James Garratt – Monday 6th May 2002

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