Listening Post – Written Saturday 29th August 2009 (Aged 34)

Listening Post

do they respect that i care?
that i listen?
that i reflect –
in tears that glisten –
upon their face
all i do is fill gaps and empty spaces
do they respect that i clean up
and deal with the mess
do they value me?
do they show any respect?
am i just the listening post –
there to be pissed up against?
do they expect me to be sweet?
to be well meant?
am i just the wheel –
to the hopes they lament
repair the puncture
fix the spokes so bent
who is looking out for me?
who is looking after me?

James Garratt – Saturday 29th August 2009

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