Assumption Triggers – Written May 2022 (Aged 47)

Assumption Triggers

i don’t like the assumptions about me
they do not suit me
and they do not seem to fit
i feel they are too negative
and a personal hit
could i choose some others
ones that help me breathe
instead of the ones that always smother
and inevitably crack my knees

i don’t like the assumptions about me
i feel that they are unfair
i am triggered and i start to wriggle
just so i can get out of there
and the commonality of these assumptions
is something i just can’t bear
i do try to be generous to myself
just in case my self view is somehow out
and i think i am somebody else
i am on a sensitive treadmill
and these comments do something to the belt
i try to be cool like the ice cream
but it always starts to melt

i do not like the assumptions about me
they never seem that right
the negative connotations
i valiantly try to fight
but i can not bear them
and it is never love at first sight
i do not like the assumptions about me
they never feel right
they feel like an unwarranted attack
and somehow always twist the knife
yet these indiscriminate remarks
can give unwelcome reference points to a life




James Garratt – May 2022


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