Thursday, April 30, 2015

NPM: Luci Shaw one more time

The chair without distinction by Luci Shaw

This, in praise of inanimate objects, 
of the piece I brought home last year 
from the church rummage sale. 
A useful color in basic fabric, 
a button missing among its worn tufts. 
Sturdy, not graceful. Dependable,
not particularly easy. In a corner of 
the room, out of the way, people sit on it 
when the space gets crowded. They chat 
with friends, coffee cups in hand, 
then rise and move on without
noticing. Why should they notice. 

Blessed are those who simply sit 
and wait for people who need 
to take the weight off their feet.

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