The Couch

For Carrie’s Sunday Muse BlogSpot #64.

The Couch
“We all need somewhere where we feel safe.” Emma Thompson

On the side of the road was a
yellow beatup couch.
It had seen better days.
Whether it had been pushed or
fallen of the back of the truck,
there is sat.
I had been walking since sunup.
I gratefully sat down on it and settled back.
In a few minutes I had gone to sleep.
The first safe sleep I had had in months.
Raindrops and thunder awoke me.
I nestled down further into the welcoming couch.
Safe I slept.
I slept until the couch and I were drenched.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carrie V. H.
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 15:41:33

    The couch had a purpose that was fulfilled. This is beautiful Toni!

    Reply

  2. Susie Clevenger
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 19:44:22

    Comfort comes in the oddest shapes. Love your view from the couch.

    Reply

  3. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Jul 16, 2019 @ 00:03:36

    …a golden oasis – better than the road!

    Reply

  4. anmol(alias HA)
    Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:07:40

    Love how you compliment the Emma Thompson quote — it’s lovely to find such couches along the way for our refuge and recovery.
    A lovely verse, Toni! 🙂

    Reply

  5. sanaarizvi
    Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:38:02

    This is absolutely beautiful, Toni! ❤️ I love your perspective on comfort 🙂

    Reply

  6. larry trasciatti
    Jul 18, 2019 @ 21:18:10

    such a fine poem

    Reply

  7. purplepeninportland
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 20:59:10

    I love the direction you took with this welcoming couch.

    Reply

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