Bundle of Trauma – Written Wednesday 27th April 2022 (Aged 47)

Bundle of Trauma

did i not tell you –
i am, ‘messed up’
i am crazy,
if not by the hour
then at least daily

did i not tell you –
or perhaps –
i just did not say
i am a bundle of trauma
that goes their own way

i did not speak
i did not talk
it was seventeen years in
i realised –
i had to learn to walk

did i not tell you –
that i am, ‘messed up’
the outward calm is a veneer
because inside,
my trauma is a smear
and my confidence is a furnace
fuelled by fear

did i not tell you –
this is more than a phase
i am messed up
i just try to handle my waves
as we both –
fall through these days

James Garratt – Wednesday 27th April 2022

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