Nested Boxes

.
O,  to think outside the box.

but this box is big enough
to be infinite
so thinking out there would be a stretch
if not impossible

a thought so big
outside this box
must be divine

to think outside this box
requires inspiration well beyond
the confines of a FedEx box
or even the boxes of the
gone World Trade Center

two boxes burned in psychopathic bliss
with the exhileration of someone opening
boxes into which grim thoughts flew
to be reworked outside of
—that snakes were thinking outside of
while simultaneously cogitating
within another:

the box that’s been our cage
since Cain killed Abel
a box that is Pandora’s
a box within a box within a box
upon god’s table

.
by Jim Culleny, 7/1/11

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