Cotton Armor

Like a knight and his chainmail,

I wear you on my chest;

Cotton armor.

You guard me not like metal or kevlar.

But with advice and loving embrace;

Look around.

I wash you not with a machine, but with my hands.

Memories shake free with each pass through your hair;

Two long lost friends.

Water flows to help wash the stain,

Mixed with nostalgia and tears;

Forever pain.

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Unspoken

With so much to say,

I just wish there was enough time in the day.

These words I’ve left unspoken.

Here they are, they have awoken.

My feelings for you do all but shrink.

I swear you are my missing link.

The time we share, you make me care.

My heart still leaps like a hare.

I try to run from what’s been done,

But like my heart, I am undone.

Incomplete, I fall to my feet.

Eye to eye, I see defeat.

But you give me power,

to hold on just one more hour.

My love for you will never go sour.

If only we could be, just you and me.

Against the word, forever free.