Today Is Not Yesterday – Written Wednesday 21st February 2001 (Aged 25)

Today Is Not Yesterday

today is not yesterday
memories have burned
and people are concerned
that their habitat is ill conceived
and that luck is not received

today is not yesterday
its depth,
barely the width of my breath
and when it is random and shallow
all i can do,
is lead myself into the future
because i do not want to see my past –
swinging from the gallows

today is not yesterday
but it will be tomorrow
i watch on as the clock ticks
the people start to sway
and dreams whisper like the wind
their truth is just a moment away
but today is not yesterday

James Garratt – Wednesday 21st February 2001

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