when we become furniture


i guess i hope we
all start as a loveseat
a don’t-put-your-feet-on –me settee
a ‘don’t dream of having the dog sit up here’ lounger

we are the Center of

  • .a Living Room
    til styles change
    paisley goes to plaid
    microfiber
    Replaces real leather

    suddenly the love

  • .seat becomes
    A pull out sofa in the den
    A chaise on the porch

    Something distant
    Off in the corner
    Left

    Only until absolutely needed

    abruptly finding ourselves out behind the garage for
    the cats to sleep on

    C’ouch

    we are a Contraction.

    You say davenport
    I say divan

    3 comments

    1. Family member just traded the old family sofa for new–the old had supported many rears, cuddled many nappers and listened to cooing mom’s & grandmas holding babies. It was fully spent, springs sprung. Farewell to the well-known pattern.

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