© Christopher Raine

Pleather & Whiskey

A pleather chair 

sheds dead office skin 

synthetic black leaves scatter 

swept by dry register winds 

a dust bowl of aluminum oxide

scratches where vinyl wheels

wear dusty wagon trails

travelling a laminate dessert

an absent old rhythm

scrawled on a sticky note

curls in loving neglect

next to a Remington Rand

a brown cigar sacrifices

an earthy spiced aroma

mellowing a warm palate

of Irish whiskey and ice