like boxes/45

by poems & doodles

i fall in love with men
the way boxes fall
down stairs –
heavily, clumsily,
rattling –
corners catching
between pretty balusters
turned to tumble backwards,
headfirst into
a careless fall
a carefree tumble that
leaves me hoping
the fragile things inside
    wrapped in tissue,
      still waiting to be unboxed
all remain in


This is part I of a 3 part poetry project over at