carpet, how you draw me nearer,

pull me down and hold me closely,

parallel beings worn to shreds.

.

how nice of you to invite me down,

into your realm with the threadbare lining.

.

carpet, how you know me well,

absorbed the many tears i've shed,

whispered in the ear pressed against your trampled breast.

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carpet, lay me down to sleep,

let me sink into your arms

and rest with you forever.

carpet, my tired sanctum.