you roamed my flat, lost, isolated
hiding from your years of shame and grime
I felt your pain, and yearned, inadequately, for change

last evening you went, invited, to my grandson’s gig
I hope you made a new friend or two
perhaps you went home late
with a smile on your face

today, everyone I see from my street view window
looks like you, walks like you
but isn’t

©Jane Paterson Basil


10 thoughts on “Co-dependence

    1. WE come from opposite ends of the globe and our life experiences are very different, but we’re both the same kind of old fool 🙂
      I expect your main issue here is Bran, just as mine is Paul…


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