Eternity is a piece of furniture for one person
to sit on, with a back, legs, and sometimes
two arms. Eternity is the person in charge
of a meeting, presides over all proceedings
and occupies the seat of office. Eternity can
be an iron cradle bolted to a sleeper on the
railway, or held aloft after a great triumph. And in
the end, an electric eternity will execute its penalty.
*This is a “replacement” poem in response to the Day 12 prompt on the National Poetry Month website, which charged us to “pick a common noun for a physical thing, for example, ‘desk’ or ‘hat’ or ‘bear,’ and then pick one for something intangible, like ‘love’ or ‘memories’ or ‘aspiration.’ Then Google your tangible noun, and find some sentences using it. Now, replace that tangible noun in those sentences with your intangible noun, and use those sentences to create (or inspire) a poem.”
I replaced “chair” with “eternity.” Does it work?