There are so many things day to day that I take for granted.

It amazes me how my thinking can be so distorted and slanted.

Notice I said “things” so at least there’s no offense taken

I don’t have to worry about soothing feelings shaken.

Something so innocent as the shirt off my back

Has made me stop and think I should cut it some slack.

There it is in the drawer always folded neatly, just waiting.

Mindless I am as I take it out, put it on, no hesitating.

And then I realize all that it does without my even asking.

All my sins and lack of disciplines it has no trouble masking

As it artfully drapes itself upon rolling hills one atop another

Beneath them years of potatoes, ice cream and peanut butter.

Oh mighty shirt I salute your loyalty and devotion so unsurpassed

I praise your dedication to covering up this mess I’ve amassed

Love handles, overlaps and dimpled piles of plumpness rise

Only to be hidden and cloaked by my shirt’s devious disguise.


About Marc Kuhn

I am a retired radio exec. I've worked at major stations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Miami. That was then. This is now: I've published seven books and this blog thingy. Need to know more? Really? Okay, I bare/bear all at The other links are for the websites of each of the books I've written. I've been busy! Hope you'll stop by and check them out. Thanks for your interest!
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