The End of a Friend of a Friend

An ordinary looking couch set off on an extra-ordinary mission
the couch has served the community well
had many good homes that took care of it
kept it's thin out-dated upholstery clean
therefore retro and not old

How many homes have you had?
how many apartments and friends has this couch survived
only now at the end of it's loyal career to be sent on a suicide mission

Next Stop: Brandon's place
Mission: reinforce the central seating arrangement
last weekend's drunken rage has the futon in a state of disrepair

Oh faithful sofa, did you foresee your end
after a life of calm you're going out "kamikaze"
like an ashtray
a textile sculpture mummified in a cheetah skin of cigarette blim burns

Goodbye. You served your sitters well