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three boxes

three boxes came today to a cold house and stood there

set slightly apart from all the other stuff --- waiting

as all boxes do

to be moved on


three boxes look sad and lonely

almost apologetically taking up space on my kitchen floor

packed in a warm house by caring hands but now --- how reduced...

hardly able to meet my gaze,

they flinch under the icy condensation of my breath


three boxes that were once five,

standing up proud and tall,

a mini platoon for a battle call,

all straight lines --- tied up with lace and string in a sailor's knot but now bedraggled and battered,

with new shiny tape and the name of the courier plastered all about,

covering deep wounds --- holding their guts in...

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I still absolutely love this!!!!

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Thanks very much wahine,

much appreciated :-)

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