“My Favorite Shirt” – #PoeticInJustice

My Favorite Shirt

 

My favorite shirt is ripping.

Years of fade couldn’t touch it,

                         Miles of use                                                                immaterial.

But   the                                                     shirt continues                                          to   shred.

Preser-                                                       vation past its                                                 prime,

still, I fight                                                against its final                                           slumber.

 

Forces pull                                                in common                                               tug of war,

My lower                                                  back s t r i n g s                                                 away,

And the                                                             hood                                                aches more.

Why must my favorite shirt pay?

 

I consider                                                                                                                 termination,

Does the                                                      type of shirt                                                      suit?

Forces work for a reason,

Should I give them the boot?

 

“No, the shirt remains,”

Declared by I.

Forces do your worst,

With scissors, this shirt can never die.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

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