Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cigar Boxes

Lawrence Hall

History Lessons on a Cigar Box

Mark Antony preens in his Class-A best
Cleopatra is somewhat underdressed
The servant girl is not at all impressed

Lawrence Hall

A Child’s First Safety-Deposit Box

A dime-store pocket watch that doesn’t run
A tiny magnifier for aiming the sun
A bit of chalk, glass marbles, crayon stubs
A pencil or two worn down to the nubs
A pair of dice gained in a school-yard trade
A cheap pocket knife with a broken blade
A pocket calendar from just last year
A bottle-opener that says “JAX BEER”
A shotgun hull, and little toy cars -
A box is for treasures, not Dad’s cigars!

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