Goodbye – Written Saturday 24th December 2011 (Aged 36)


does not have to be sudden
and it does not –
have to be hidden
this is not a riddle or a puzzle
one made from human traits
some of which were always flawed

this year,
there is no jigsaw
just posts and concrete
i remember the age that i came alive
it followed the person –
i spent time keeping inside

goodbye is slow
and some ways it is gradual
but now i know its look
i have seen it before
i have studied and read its book

James Garratt – Saturday 24th December 2009

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