Hung Up – Written Monday 28th October 2002 (Aged 27)

Hung Up

i hung out my hang ups
i hung them out to dry
i tried to wait by a window
but they would not dry
i found some solace
in a bar where they serve the tears you cry
and the menu,
only has the lies you try
they serve the tears near
the finest years,
only just feel complete
i held a surprise party
for my faithful, but insubstantial past
a thousand memories turned up
but the night did not last
the warmth of the water
quickly turned cold
because wallowing in the past
just left me feeling prematurely old

James Garratt – Monday 28th October 2002

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