I'm sure I left it on the couch before.
I put it up and it jumps down
to lie in state upon the ground.
Is it elves or imps or fairies or trolls?
Could it be a portal to grassy knolls?
I never see them jump off on their own
Leaving the pillows that are into place sewn.
I always thought as my kids grew
The pillows would on the couch be glued.
But children no matter how big or how small
Seem to think the pillows are balls.
They toss them around hither and thither
swing them around like they're on a tether
When they are done they give not a thought
To where they land, these pillows distraught.
Then I come along and find them there
Sitting alone on the floor so bare.
I pick them up and set them right
What did they do to deserve this plight?