Parcels and Packages

April 29, 2017
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Not unlike chameleons,

we pleasure ourselves in the art of cloaking
even as we constrain ourselves to the point of choking

The death of a feline whose curiosity remained
places no hold over the fabulous enigma of the item contained

Are all presents wrapped in a bow?
How far must the journey lead us to truly know?

Spending leisurely nights upon the rooftops of your city or town
clever wrapping comes undone revealing a man’s solemn frown

Far down the street walks the seemingly casual mistress
whose blindingly bright package hides pure distress

Why do we hide behind such silly design,
And act upon a fake will as if we have no spine?

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