We Pretend So Hard – Written December 2011 (Aged 36)

We Pretend So Hard

she is fragile
she is weak
her wasted
she struggles to speak

and we pretend,
we pretend,
we pretend that there –
is a future
and not just a past
we talk about things
we laugh
and we make plans
for the days ahead
days that we know to be few
we know,
the future is now bereft
and it feels as if the showreels
are nearly all ended

she will know deep inside
and what self recognition hide –
is plain to see
in our weary and sad laden eyes

James Garratt – December 2011

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