In Our Box

I want to be buried with you.

I don’t want to wait until we die.                                                                   BoxCoupleTcard2

In our small box,

we can lie

on top of each other

so close that your ribs press into mine

every time you take a breath –

every time you move against me.    

Our eyes will never adjust to the darkness.

We will fumble forever with beginner’s hands.

My breath will be your breath.

In our cemetery, we’ll have neighbors

who are silent –

who never bother us.

I will place my feet

under the soles of your feet

to warm them,

and we will never be cold.



By Charles Payne

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24 Comments on In Our Box

  1. I think having a place where neighbors won’t bother me would be prime real estate. I like being cozy but having to share a tiny coffin isn’t exactly paradise to me. Still, I loved this poem by Chuckie (Crow) who is a poet, not timid exploring the places we only usually visit in our nightmares. Superb poetry, Chuck!


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  2. “I will place my feet

    under the soles of your feet

    to warm them,

    and we will never be cold.”

    These lines sold me! I hate cold feet, so if being crammed in a casket with Brad Pitt is the way it has to be, then I guess I can make that supreme sacrifice 😀

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  3. This is actually romantic, in a weird Boxing Helena type of way, but better. Nice.

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  4. Hopefully, neither one is claustrophobic

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  5. I enjoyed the poem! It was nice, and for me at least, oddly calming.

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  6. I can see how calming this poem would be for you. No one is killing someone…. Yet! Lol. 😱

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  7. Hey. I know the guy who wrote that.

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  8. rbaldwin0204 // August 24, 2016 at 11:43 pm // Reply

    “We will fumble forever with beginner’s hands.” Love this!

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  9. Oddly Beautiful…the most romantic poem I’ve read in awhile. ~~dru~~

    My instructions for MY box are very, very, different.

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  10. Not exactly the way the Egyptians did it, but close. When the Pharoah’s kicked the can, many of them took their brides with them.

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  11. Sweet and twisted!

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  12. I find it superbly romantic! A beautiful way to express love, deadly, fatal, LOVE ❤

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