Like a Climbing Frame – Written Tuesday 14th September 2010 (Aged 35)

Like a Climbing Frame

so you clambered over me
like a climbing frame
you treated me like a swing
and when it starts to slide
you burn yet another feeling
have you ever tried to make something work
it is not easy
and it is not to be taken likely
i have heard you all say
how wonderful it would be to meet prince charming
but had you lived any reality
you would find that he is quite alarming
so you clamber over me
and we fondle and cuddle
i was like you once
but then i realised life has all the clarity of a puddle
trod in with too much dirt
you treat me like a climbing frame
like a rubber tyre swing
and once it starts to slide
who knows what we should bring

James Garratt – Tuesday 14th September 2010

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