Its red tint nearly blends in with the brick floor.
Though, in some places, the color has worn away,
It's just a threadbare carpet on a red brick floor.
It covers the cold floor
In a cold dark hallway.
The carpet dwarfs the portrait of a very old knight,
That hangs on the wall.
This same carpet has covered this same floor,
For approximately 200 very long years.
And it will probably stay here for a very long time,
Because the building it lives in,
Has been long abanded and cold.
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Apr 14, 2022
It takes an incredible writer to make an every day object seem beyond itself. My favorite line is "It's just a threadbare carpet on a red brick floor." That line packs such a punch!