Cardigan

Wearing your cardigan means I need extra protection; I fear that the day will be bad, or that I will feel more than under the weather.

 

One buttoned up means I need an extra boost of reassurance.

 

All buttoned up means I’m trying to wrap myself in a cocoon of comfort, that I feel empty inside.

 

Tea means I’m trying to feel that emptiness with a temporary warmth.

 

Added black lipstick means I feel hopeless and tired of living, yet I’m trying to mask these feelings.

 

Now the buttons are cracked and ruined after sending it to the dry cleaner’s a third time.

 

The condition of you cardigan, my source of comfort, is deteriorating, and I’m clinging on for security but I know it’s futile.

--11/29/23

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