Thursday, May 7, 2009

Proclivities of a Seat Cushion: Speculation

If you were a button
in the middle of the cushion
in the seating of a chair

inside a crowded doctor’s waiting room,
insentient save for the arcane capacity
to register the temperature and pressure

of whatever body pressed on you,
what judgment would you levy?
What preference would you form?

Hot and hard and heavy? –
or soft and light and warm?


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