Dogs 2013

CARDBOARD COFFIN
(8/22/13)


it's 6am

I'm
the first one
here

a long
box
rests
on the landing
at the front
door

it wasn't
there
when I left
last night

the top
has been
removed
and apparently
discarded

I walk
up

look
down
to see
a space
big enough
for a body

big
enough
for me
to stretch out
comfortably

stretch out
forever

it's very
inviting

I shake off
the thought
put the key
in the door
and rush
inside

I'm not
looking
back

I'll let
someone else
deal
with the funeral
arrangements