carpet, how you draw me nearer,

pull me down and hold me closely,

parallel beings worn to shreds.


how nice of you to invite me down,

into your realm with the threadbare lining.


carpet, how you know me well,

absorbed the many tears i've shed,

whispered in the ear pressed against your trampled breast.


carpet, lay me down to sleep,

let me sink into your arms

and rest with you forever.

carpet, my tired sanctum.