Title: I’m

Author: James Brown

In: Sport 40: 2012

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2014, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 40: 2012



I’m not living out my fantasies,
I’m living out my car.
You tell me I’ve got problems
like I can’t see what they are.

I can’t see things ‘getting better’
in your ‘incremental’ ways.
The words of Christ don’t help those
who don’t say them every day.

My mind it goes out walking,
it goes walking out too far. My fingers are an accident,
my accidents are stars.

My stars they are belligerent,
my belligerence defamed,
my defamation’s fingered
till my fingers are ashamed.

I can’t see things getting better.
I’m living out my car.
My defamation’s fingered.
My fingers are the stars.