“The Cardboard Box”

I could contain
my entire world

It’s been
a constant companion
from childhood when

this time machine
our every game.

And I recall
each move
we made,

each move we
made in life that took
us far and wide

across continents,
from castles
to little grey townhouses,

from gated homes
to a sprawling llama farm.
This I recall…

that my first crib –
a cardboard box – that
all my life

a fascination I have had
with these four sides
of the story –

or five. It is
as much a home
as I have ever had.

Written January 2014, Emma Dumitra.
Image from http://www.theguardian.com.


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