Guess What Matters? – Written Sunday 5th August 2001 (Aged 26)

Guess What Matters?

they left me on my knees
seven hours,
and i don’t have the keys
i am surrounded by figures
they want me to do well
but the greed culture is well
they grind me like spice
seven hours,
and this does not feel good
they left me with a friend
and a jailer’s note to send
i am a failure in their eyes
and a success in hers
guess which one matters,
guess which one is absurd
seven hours,
and i mightily bored
kind or crude and basically adored

James Garratt – Sunday 5th August 2001

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