Outside the Box

..

It’s a castle. A cottage in the woods.
A cozy split-level for four in a
friendly suburb. See the white

……………………(graffiti)

picket fence?

It’s a cabin in a
dense forest. A humble condo
at the lake. Hear the

…………….(traffic)

waves?

It’s a shanty by the sea.

Warmed by hope, she imagines all the
things that it could be.

Anything
but a cardboard refrigerator
………………….box
on a lonely, indifferent
corner.

 

..
November PAD day 4

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4 Responses to Outside the Box

  1. Nebraska says:

    “A cozy split-level for four in a
    friendly suburb. See the white

    ……………………(graffiti)”

    Can I come too??? Puh-leeeeez!!!

  2. ihatepoetry says:

    Ouch. Perfectly led me into a surprise ending. Great job.

  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh this really pings the heart. Such a powerful contrast.

  4. I wonder about the thoughts of these unfortunate people. Wonderful poem, De.

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