The Anatomy and Mindset of a Cornerman

by Writer

He’s got the kind of eyes that absorb much but show little.

His face will contort to whichever shape desired, regardless of emotion.

His shoulders are a steady platform on which to rest the worries of the world.

He highlights his own faults but forgives the faults of others.

Party on, the alcohol will not pleasure his lips.

No, it will not hide his sorrows from his mind.

He’ll make you smile because it makes him smile.

The warmer he can make your heart, so also will his be.

Sometimes you don’t know he’s there until he’s gone.

And though he does get angry, he won’t let it free. Not like he used to.

Because whether you’re in the middle of it or to the side,

He will always be your cornerman.