Guest poet James Diaz ‘I’ve Got You, Hold On’

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James Diaz



I’ve Got You, Hold on


What it’s like
and no one has stopped

My, that’s quite a wound you’ve got
I know
I really do

To help you
all evening
it’s been like this

People pretending no one is bleeding
no one human

Can you lift your leg for me
does this hurt,

Here, try this way
Lean into my hand, I’ve got you

Fuck is wrong with these people
I’ll go get bandages, hold on I’ll be back

And you tell me it’s been ten years
since you’ve been home
And what happened was…

And it still haunts you
And sometimes this feels better
out here all alone

Better that the wounds are now only accidents
And I know, I really do what it’s been like

I see you bleeding, no safe place
and so completely human

You’re not foreign to me – I’ve got you, hold on.

(James Diaz)




Published by donmatthewspoetry

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