I Tend The Garden That No Longer Grows – Written January 2001 (Aged 25)

I Tend The Garden That No Longer Grows

signify time
they bring back to the surface memories
that are there at the back of your mind

january this year…
i think of last year
and i think of the decisions i made
and then, through a little fear
i think of the routes i could have taken

but i am not celebrating
only deliberating
on what could have happened
i have to admit it
i want her here now
next to me and with me

i tend the garden
the one that no longer grows
i am haunted by a feeling
that never seems to go

James Garratt – January 2001

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