Battleship – Written Sunday 1st November 2015 (Aged 40)


we think back and place parts of our lives
in phrases or blocks
behaviour that went too far
behaviour that we could not stop
i think back to that block
and now, i think about the now
do you ever think i regret the broadsides
that saw our battleship sink
or do you carry on as you are
never thinking about the sinking –
of our self destructive battleship
we think back in verse and quips
the raising of flags when surrender is the only escape
giving up on impossibility
the impossibility of fate
and now, here i am, and there you

James Garratt – Sunday 1st November 2015

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