Many Names – Written January 2012 (Aged 36)

Many Names

i shall not name you
for in fact you have many names
and you are many people
you have not asked,
how i am,
no, polite sorry
no, ‘i hope you are okay’,
or even, ‘i am worried’,
i read about you life
and your, ‘needs’
i hope the male enjoyment –
brings you happiness
and gainful emotional employment
but why should i get angry
i have learnt that these situations
split people into two camps
people who embrace you
and people to whom i say,
‘no thanks’,
of course i am hurt
but drowning in the sea of an ego
and claiming it is fun
clinging to failing self esteem
is just a bottom rung

James Garratt – January 2012

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