Out of the Box Poem by David Michael Jackson

little boxes












Think out of the box
they all say
there are some of us who
yearn for the box

because it’s lonely
out here

for the little boxes all
have nice people
in them
and there are
and children

as we are playing

and I am playing the poet
and I am serving you tea
in this make believe cup

I say, “It was terribly cold this December.”

and it’s time for
your character to speak

“It was so cold and I felt so boxed in.


the winter chill is on the outside of the door and the cat seems content.

The family sends love.”