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.

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