[ b.o.x.e.d ]


Be vigilant for those

ready to snatch you

off of imaginary shelves

tear open your delicate wrapping

Crudely, Blindly, Savagely

sneaking hungry bites

without concern

for the  dreadful display

They’ll take their fill

then shove you back

into a mishandled box

to which you never belonged

Scotch tape and spit

will hold you back together

long enough to silently slide you

onto a cold sterile shelf

among the other discarded

bewildered, misfit boxes:


the sign will say

You’re stale now and

desperate fingers that clamor

for your unglamorous cheap price

won’t notice the bitter taste in you

They’ll be thinking about the

next used, unamused, abused box

they want to sink their teeth into

And the next bargain, hunted

that awaits unknowingly, lovingly


Copyright © 2018 Kissing The Cockroach All Rights Reserved.

~ by Kissing The Cockroach® on February 22, 2012.

One Response to “[ b.o.x.e.d ]”

  1. Extraordinary!. You inspire me. So much love, xoxoxo

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