Monday, February 15, 2016

Brown Sofa by Sandy Benitez

Three sturdy bison
grazed on a patch of greenery
in otherwise yellow fields;
the distance between us
a chain-link fence
and a busy roadway.
A year ago,
I thought I saw
an oversized, furry brown sofa.
The lone bison didn't move,
it just lay there,
watching the world go by.
I thought of the homeless
who frequent Weston Park,
sleeping beneath the arbor
but always alone.

Sandy Benitez is the founding editor of Flutter Press, Poppy Road Review, and Black Poppy Review. Her latest chapbook, The Lilac City, was published by Origami Poems Project. Her first book, a YA paranormal fantasy novella titled, The Rosegiver, will be released later this month. Sandy resides in Southern California with her husband and two children.

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