Inside this Box

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Inside this box
A life
Of false starts and shattered hopes
Of empty promises
And loneliness so thick that cardboard edges weep with it

So close to a fulfilled dream
Do you even want it anymore
Do you want

Not the cold want of consumerism
But the want of life
Of greenness exploding from soft earth
Of human feet on distant lands
Of lungs breathing alien air

Of a life expanding ever outward from this box
Outside this box
A life

Published by JenniferClaywood

An American expat living in Sweden. I teach middle school science, have four amazing children, the best partner anyone could ask for, and not enough dogs. The dog we do have at the moment, a beautiful mutt of pointer, husky, and border collie, is one of the sweetest creatures to grace this planet. I am busy trying to get better at teaching and writing.

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