Let Me Go

“It’s easy when you have someone friendly and close.
It’s difficult when you see them slip from their rope. 
It’s painful when you watch from a distance all tangled.
It’s sad when you see their body and mind so mangled.
It’s harder when they need help you can’t give
It’s strangling when it’s a subject you just don’t want to re- live
It’s lost when you see their brown eyes become distant.
 When everything you say they feel so pained, and resistant.
’To My Lemon Drop’
Poem by Scottie Green

Steven Ridley, Edinburgh