Division – Written Thursday 7th October 2021 (Aged 46)


it is a soup –
for emotionally homeless
it exists –
to allow blame –
to fester and grow
and as a crop
it is easy to sow
gives us pantomime groups –
to blame
it offers responsibility
a place in the sun
so often,
it has gone on the run
it is cool water
for the traumatised
who are emotionally thirsty
but they seem not to mind
that the water is dirty
i see people lap it up
just like a dog –
eagerly lapping at its water bowl
it is every false prophet
and every vicious social media troll

James Garratt – Thursday 7th October 2021

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