.white underwear.

he felt uncomfortable in his tidy pink jacket

too hot for the day

he always felt uncomfortable

anxious about doing, wearing

the right thing

he pushed his glasses into a better

position; they had steamed

his shadow long in the lowering sun

though he had the beautiful invitation

had accepted, packed & travelled to his

friend’s place

he felt awkward

brown leather shoes worn with socks

& regret; his slacks high, neat at the


he had always fretted over appearance

what to pack, how to prepare

hours staring the mirror considering his

shape. sticky taping every hair, each dust


from the fabrics

the obsession

he counted the trees, moved to the water

to hail his friend

stood dizzy poolside

his friend was only wearing white pants

he died inside


as ever felt uncomforable

( thank to d.hockney – the inspiration, the picture)