The Trial – Written Monday 1st February 2016 (Aged 40)

The Trial

it makes you cross examine past decisions
do you,
put your past decisions on trial?
do you,
find them guilty?
or do you put it down to youthful innocence
are some decisions sentenced with some regret
after all these were days when things did not make sense

perhaps you just smile it away
avoiding eye contact with opposite, similar or same sex
can there ever be space for regret when you’re serving a sentence
one of pretence,
if there was a parole board
it would not sit in suspense
perhaps in a world where you never turn inwards
it easier to just push forward

James Garratt – Monday 1st February 2016

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