When I was younger,
After I’d bathed,
I’d put a towel around my shoulders so my shirt wouldn’t be wet
With that on, I’d run around the house pretending I was a superhero
The towel fluttering behind like my cape
I was invincible.
No one could stop me.
now, I put the towel on
and I feel
like a boxer who’s taken too many hits
the towel on his shoulders soaking up
his sweat, his blood, his tears
icing his face in the corner,
slumped over the railings,
i take two shots and go down