The Couch

Imagine if all the couches you ever sat on

were gathered together into one enormous room.

And what if the people who sat there with you

were also brought in? You would enter the room

and you would have to decide

where to sit. You could move from couch to couch

like a water sprite, but eventually

you would have to lie down and rest.

In whose lap

would you place your head?

(originally appeared in Front Range Review)