Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Day 3: Pobject's gift box
The marbled blue lid fits snugly on a dark green base.
(Ancient Incan temple walls permitted
Handmade paper covering every face, folding
lovingly over every corner, each corner formed
not even a knife blade – no mortar
with measured care, the same care in each curl
of the paper ribbons spraying from the top, each
purposefully placed to suggest haphazardness.
bound them face to face, and so they stood
The box is empty, heavy with nothingness.
for centuries.) The gift is in the making. Once made,
all is empty. Once been, all is done becoming.