On the couch they are decorative
brightening the living room.
On the sofa they are good
to support the back after a hard day’s work
or to lay one’s head on while sleeping to the TV.
They can be used on chairs
and even benches.
My mother had lots of throw pillows
Green and orange square ones on the couch
Red round ones on her chair.
But mother took the word too literally
and in her hands they took flight
across room with deadly aim.
and the boy could find
a flying object on course towards
towards his head.
In my childhood we called them,
There you have it, this week’s poem – seriously mother was a dead shot with a pillow and we kids learned to never challenge her to a pillow fight. Work on my poetry book continues, up to 31 poems done with just seven left on the list to write. I am hoping to have the main writing completed by the end of March and then I’ll start on the editing process. Haven’t really figured how I’ll do the editing, but I’ve got a month to work on that problem.
Another poem next week,