Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009: Quoted from: Lovely Package®

Brown Bag

Brown paper bag, the plainest and most mysterious
Of all wrappings. Whatever you contain, you also
Conceal. Crinkled around bottles, you allow any
Beverage to appear in public. You hold lunch,
The meal of modesty and obligation; groceries
Fill your cavernous angles, and breathe three
Dimensions into your corners. I take you apart
To cover a textbook, or a gift, and voila! A second
Skin is born, tan, even, coarse. You’ll become
Whatever I use you for, without objection, and
Hide what’s inside from any prying eyes.

1 comment

  1. I never thought of a 'brown paper bag' as a 'wrapping' and yet now I will not be able to think of it in any other way...



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