by Jerrod E. Bohn

some scar some coffee
table scuff where the mug fell
where the boot heeled
wood putty’s color mismatch
places varnish has worn off
fingerprints sweat-rings
and though polish restores
some shine still no gloss
best to cover with big books
coasters remotes propped feet
your fingers tapping where
television reflects a soft
mute glare