are not yet ours
in our home
new and lovely, smelling of pleasant stores
my sense of ownership
and borrowed space.
Too beautiful to be not functional
but the tempered balanced arrangement
scares my use until later
maybe I will light that candle.
For now I wrap myself in a throw
and then will attempt to arrange it
back like it was
rumpled yet beautiful,
actionless, yet foretelling diagonal movement.
Patterns and blues intermix
to break my matching rules,
yet it works better than matching
for matching creates precise limits
and I want to embrace it all instead
yet have a unifying sense
Just enough, not too many
singular pieces to be traded in and out in the future
perhaps repurposed in another room
new with old, never completely starting over
bringing in pieces from the past.
In a room of living that I once said was dead, redundant space.