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moving boxes

by Timothy Gager

Issue 1 :: Autumn 2007 (poetry)

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these boxes
become more
than strong white cardboard,
now loaded with books
and beauty products,
document the recent failure
of our once great relationship—
like my plants,
now recently withered

they were so full of life,
when you were around


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"moving boxes" is roughly 102 words.

Timothy Gager is the author of "Short Street" and "Twenty-Six Pack", collections of short fiction, and two books of poetry, "The Same Corner of the Bar" and "We Needed A Night Out". He hosts the Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival, where he has shared the stage with Pulitzer Prize winners Franz Wright and Robert Olen Butler.