Something Fell Asleep In My Arms – Written Wednesday 29th December 2021 (Aged 46)

Something Fell Asleep In My Arms

something fell asleep in my arms
it happened when i was young
it was something that sat with me
it inspired me,
it rewired me
but i have no idea what it was
and i do not know where it came from
it was here… then it was gone…
but from that point,
my thoughts were no longer dim
something else shone

something fell asleep in my arms
and it happened when i was young
it helped me lift –
a heavy childhood weight
one which was at least a metric ton
it taught me delicate comedy
and how to have fun
it helped me breathe more easily
and pushed hope into my lungs
something fell asleep in my arms
and it happened when i was young




James Garratt – Wednesday 29th December 2021


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https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


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