Ladder-back Chairs

a free verse poem

Christina Ward 🍁🌲
Aug 21 · 1 min read

Creaky, the groan of age
stiff-backed and plain
stands the chair; the warmth
of history rising with
the kicking of tiny feet
the sink of weighted rumps
and shifty-legged cousins.

Family members, stoppers-by, the hungry
the cheerful, those in quiet remembrance
the tales passed ‘round the table,
the warped bend, leaned casually
back on two legs.

The memories of some
pass by, pale shadows
with laughter — songs I remember.

Ladder-back chairs,
six of them in yellowed oak
strewn around an oval meeting place,
dust strings hang underneath.


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