I Drowned In a Tousled Sea Shanty – Written Monday 17th May 2010 (Aged 35)

I Drowned In a Tousled Sea Shanty

i drowned in a tousled sea shanty
they sunk the boat
that the shark would have eaten
i made a float
but it was often broken
i drowned in a dirty folk song
the one that washed up on the shore
as we broke bread
with a welcoming whore
i was easily led
but never beyond the vestibule door
i drowned in a long term joke
it stuck like a cherry stone
in the back of my throat
the word, ‘escape’, was tied to my goat
let me forget all of us
because i dream and then elope

James Garratt – Monday 17th May 2010

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