Label – Written November 2007 (Aged 32)


a label –
is just a small step –
to understanding
it is not an answer
or an option unbending
if left –
to its own devices
a label –
indicates a crisis
and as soon as it’s said
then, if not dealt with
it turns to lead
and weighs the individual down
it’s not the life they hoped for
as they drown
a label –
if left –
will hold back an individual
unless it is thoroughly explored

James Garratt – November 2007

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