Ladder Back Chair

Meby Sherri Leeder20 Aug 2014

The ladder back is straight, but the seat sags
Frayed reeds break at the pressure points
Cut away the ragged remains
Strip it down to the rails
With old empty nail holes from former seats
Long ago worn through and replaced
And traces of tool marks left by earlier hands
Reweave with tougher strands
For another generation
Stuff the seat with newspaper
Tuck inside your name and the date
To leave messages for the next weaver