Fixing Something That’s Falling Apart can be Good Therapy

fibre rush

(found in the workshop)
to the tattered seat of a chair
that’s served us well
near 40 years,
the last ten of which
have called for chair pads
to mask the appearance.

tattered chair seat

The tattered chair seat.

All the years this chair and its 3 sisters have seen!
I gasped when I made the first cut.
But I can’t have guests falling through now, can I?

Cutting away

Cuttings pile up underneath.

(It was very therapeutic.)

I watched a video
and made a start
and went to Lowe’s
and got just one more tool
and came home
and got back into it.
With a hot cup of tea nearby
and a Christmas movie as background
from 6 to 8 each night
I’m making progress on something,
which is a wonderful feeling.

I promise to post a photo of the finished product.
Here’s one of the start:


About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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One Response to Fixing Something That’s Falling Apart can be Good Therapy

  1. Liked and shared! Great poem.


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