Blue Paisley Boxers
Upon my sweat-shiny skin
you have clung to me.
Through our five year affair your gentle softness
always so close
to the most private parts of me.
Now you shall cling to me no more.
In my running through life
you have supported me.
Support and guidance given freely
always letting me swing and diverge left or right
but keeping me from soaring too high or swooping too low.
Now you shall support me no more.
From the pain of love
you have striven to protect me.
Between she and I, amongst the sweating and breathing,
you tried to hold me back.
But no match for her, she tore you from me forever.
Now you shall protect me no more.
High in garage rafters
I must place you in the tomb.
Within the recycled rag box
you, my blue paisley boxers, now lay.
May you rest in peace.