A funky chair

funky chair

 

eyes are

glued to

a real funky

looking chair

 

unusual in deed

a purple seat

a green backrest

and screws

 

nonmatching

from leftover

parts reassembled

various sizes

 

of bolts and nuts

reused parts

from other chairs

who all

 

have long

retired to the

dumping grounds

naturally.

 

A multi colored chair

but unusual

he, she, it is not

for all of us

 

are made from

many materials

naturally

found on this earth

 

different looking

we are

yet all the same

below the surface.

 

And both of us

are sitting around

the same square

table of yours

 

I am better

so I thought

my label says

Made in Germany.

 

Yet I am

much like the

chair vis-a-vis

when I am alone

 

I am alone

so is it, he, she

genderless

multi colored chair

 

No sex,

no birth,

no death,

not true?

 

This chair is

supportive

sturdy, waiting

and genuinely caring.

 

It’s not just

a funky sad chair

to which I

do compare myself

 

Oh no! It is

the company

I can not outgrow,

my mirror

 

Used abused

taken apart

and put

together

 

resembling my

very own

colorful past

that’s me

 

How could I

forget myself?

 

helmut s.  9/97

…and have a most beautiful day, every day!