Dripping Tap – Written December 2021 (Aged 46)

Dripping Tap

eventually –
you realise that unhappiness
and happiness –
is just a leaky tap
but it is you tap
and it will drip –
until fixed
but it is not –
the plumber who fixes it –
that makes you happy
is the fact it is fixed
and finally,
you’re no longer wondering how it fits

eventually –
you realise that unhappiness
and happiness
is something to do with yourself
so you sit down with others
and you flick through –
those identity cards
and you pick out people
who you think will help
but you soon starting doubting their skills
when you see –
that they struggle to put up a shelf
and then you realise,
that in reality,
you have to attach that shelf yourself




James Garratt – December 2007


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