After The Swim

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After the swim

It had been a good swim
that day as I dried myself
in the cubicle.

Then, one by one, I donned
the garments of
responsibility.

The suit and tie,
to cover my nakedness.

The watch, so I could
arrive on time and not
disappoint.

The house keys, so that
I could keep my family
safe and secure.

The spectacles, so I would
not feel a fool if people
were addressing me
and I didn’t realise.

Finally the wallet, to
pay my way and show
the world who I was and that
I had made it, so to speak.

I wondered how Adam felt.

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