Assessment Reports – Written August 2001 (Aged 26)

Assessment Reports

they do not know me
their sarcasm is morose
their humour is a corpse
and here i am,
evaluated in an assessment report
i am one side of a4
if only i would enjoy this job
if only i could find the door
you know i am restless,
but my protest is a soft retreat
i do not protest,
i just clench my teeth
they do not know me
and the compromises are hard
they do not come cheap
i might be cool on the surface
but my beliefs still radiate heat
assessment reports do not know me
do not explain who i am
but how could they ever hope to analyse
we are all so hard to understand

James Garratt – August 2001

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