A folding chair

folding chair

 

a folding chair

in grey-olive

uniform

school colors.

 

Sturdy built

heavy looking

outlasted

much kicking

 

and handling

the throwing

and stacking

paint peeling

 

from those legs

holding a plywood

seat securely riveted

against steel.

 

A formal metal

back scrached

from daily use

scars of pride

 

displaying

great strength

and superior

craftmanship.

 

This ugly chair

how dared it

to get

in front of me?

 

I am perfectly

planned and

designed

flawless I am.

 

I know for my

construction

complies to any

need you sitting

 

on me might ever

have.  Oh sure!

I do have holes

to channel

 

your bursts of

air.  Indeed I can

be of better

service than

 

the  chair upfront.

You want me

to prove it?

What?

 

What did…

what did you…

what did you say?

“Fold!”

 

helmut s. 9/97

…and have a most beautiful day, every day!