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In a box

This box is too short; I’m in a cramp, 
needless to say, it is very damp.
Earthworms are crawling; moving in,
at least it is not a next of kin.
I cannot see without my lamp,
besides, the air is mighty thin.

In this cold drab box I lie,
left without saying goodbye.
I wasn’t in a hurry or rush,
to fill this still breathless hush.
Nor did I have the time to cry,
before hidden by earthy lush...

Copyright © 2008 By Carly S. Muzzey


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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:55:00 AM

    this is my worst nightmare, being buried alive!! Good and creepy!!

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 12:45:00 PM

    There are other ways of being in a box. I'm sure you have had those in the back of your mind. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:37:00 AM

    Congratulations so happy to read your well deserved featured poem this week Caryl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 9:33:00 PM

    Wow....interesting poem shedding a whole new light on the box none of us ever want to be in - I really like your poem Caryl. Congrats on it being featured this week - Shaz

  1. Date: 12/27/2009 9:32:00 AM

    A write that awaits many of us Caryl, nicely written >> James

  1. Date: 10/16/2009 11:47:00 AM

    Nicely done on a topic most don't want to talk about. Keep writing. Sara