that quick fixes tend to break,
The coffee table left today,
wobbled his way out the door ,
snorting with distain,
at the house that housed nothing of value,
and wondered at it’s worth.
The rocking chair sat silently,
pondering the steady creak,
of times endless reminder,
that sometimes it is far better,
to take the time..though hard to wait,
for something more enduring,
less inclined to collapse,
under the weight,
of something not sturdily built,
or time tested.
We all learn lessons in furniture,
Pieces that strike a fine pose,
to the eye,
but are nothing more,
under the surface,
than a bit of slapped on paint.
Let the buyer beware.
Furniture time has tested
has a shine, a glow, a patina,
that comes from careful tending,
gentle loving, patient waiting,
Hands that have crafted
something built for loving, living
sustaining, are hands that have held wonder,
known love, understood the deepness of times
like a whisper upon skin
it graces the one who embraces.