I thought I had bundled myself against you, had sewn myself into this shroud and made myself untouchable. I thought you would not find a way back in.

It seems I left a button in your pocket, a knife, needle and thread.

6 responses to “Tailor

  1. Love this part: “sewn myself into this shroud.” Beautiful and poignant!

  2. such a powerful piece(: i really enjoyed it.
    thank you for sharing ❤

  3. It is so hard to protect ourselves from those who are determined to get under our “shroud”.

  4. I love how it’s the narrator’s fault. That they’re not blaming the “you.”

  5. I love the last line – the way it scans (can prose scan?) actually feels like someone poking through the shroud.

  6. I love that “left a button in your pocket” line. A lot said without saying it directly.

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