No Respect

No Respect
by Mr. S

I get no respect

as you sit on me
stand on me
push me under tables
the cushion you’ve put on top of me
helps very little
suffocates me
and makes me sneezy
to tell the truth

you constantly
force me back on two of my legs
even though I am only sturdy on four
I cradle you with care
as you slouch in me
ignoring the benefits
of my back support

you once used me
to keep your little sister
out of your room
shoving me up
under the doorknob
mistreated like a
common criminal
pinned for your purposes

I now wobble to the left
in daily dizziness
due to the damage
you inflicted on
my left front leg
when you once brought me down
hard and heavy
on your brother’s

I am your chair
I am your support
I am the one
denied dusting

I get no respect

Posted: Fri - December 3, 2004 at 11:28 AM