Telephone – Written August 2009 (Aged 34)


today, you talked to me on the telephone
and it made me smile
it made me feel less alone
lights danced outside
and we laughed at something someone said
i made you laugh
and i felt i had almost reached inside
to find those parts
that had been hurt once before
the parts you stored in a room
one which has a locked door
and we laughed together
it felt as real as the smile
and for a while i was happy
conversation shone bright like your smile
for a while we are chatting on the telephone
it took me into something warm
and for those moments, i felt less alone

James Garratt – August 2009

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