“Boxed In”
(Originally titled “Slammed Out”)
October 2005

Open, shut
Shut the door
Turn the key
Hit the floor
Someone’s coming
It’s not safe
Anymore
Got to find cover
Got to get away
Stumble across
The floor
Scurry out
Of sight
Hit the switch
On the wall
Run up
The stairs
Try not
To Fall
Someone’s coming
Not safe
It’s not safe
Anymore

I changed the name of this poem from “Slammed Out” to “Boxed In” because, uh, I actually read it. The previous title didn’t make any sense.