19 August 2008

Real Underwear


A clothesline kind of day,
one where underwear displays
insouciance that you were
never duly gifted to
begin to emulate.

Sure, you used to wear them
with a hint of flair – but here
their sinuous display midst
dour and stolid towels a-sway
is breathless flippancy.

All you can say is, “Thanks for
making me aware,” – ‘tho knowing
you were volunteered to clear
the line before a chance of dew
arraigned all those accused.

So may this glimpse be insight
true that keeps your love alight,
for you’ve been there to see
reality in underwear right
where it’s wont to play...
© 27 June 2008, I. D. Carswell