The Beer Mat (a cardboard confidant)

Resist the urge to shred me
I have watched you all my life
I know your insecurities – your dog your kids your wife
I’ve seen your changing seasons
A stoic shadow without her
Gnomonic solo time lapse thought surrounded by a blur
I’ve been your silent sounding board – your cardboard confidant
I’ve mopped your tears
Propped up your beers
Been a conduit for all your fears

Now last orders ring and lights come on
But you are unmoved your light is gone
Now I am soggy and I am spent
Go ahead – shred – she is dead.

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