Parlor

A corner set aside for games,
A roll-top desk and chair,
A pair of matching sofas
Beside a glowing fire.

A Persian rug, a dish of pears,
A drop-leaf set for tea
With silver samovar beneath
An ancient tapestry.

A leather chair for reading
With ottoman and lamp,
Landscape prints by Remington,
An abstract by Duchamp.

A love seat by a bookcase,
A Chesterfield with robe,
Charts spread on a side board,
An atlas and a globe.

A room capacious for a soul
To walk in or be seated,
It seems to suit me for the time,
A parlor amply fitted.

One piece, though, intrudes upon
The comfort I'm enjoying,
And mars, with time, the living room.
The casket is annoying.