Monday, July 5, 2010


it really is
just masochistic
to insist on, and then persist
doing something the wrong way.

that chair i pulled
from the garbage heap outside?
i thought there was something to it,
although alex said he saw nothing in it
but all-too-common soviet woodwork
from the 1970's.
that may well be.
but i still gave it a good
5 coats of paint,
and then beat my fingers up
hammering on a new seat cover
with some common thumbtacks.
i know it wasn't the correct way to do it.
and i cursed the project for an hour or so,
but then finished.

we learn by doing.


Ann said...


Mary said...

PS. Love your new chair and LOVE your blogheader. .I usually read through googlereader so I don't see the embellishments but it is perfect.