Old uniform

Pack it all away:
the death black hoodie,
the boots with duct tape for toes,
the grey beanie tighter than thoughts,
the fingers gloves with no palms,
the pocketless trousers,
the T-shirt with a target on the chest,
the skin begging to feel differently.
Pack it all away, but keep it nearby.
You never know when you’ll need it.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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