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How to Label a Box When You are Four Years Old
He told me it was a project for school.
He needed markers, colored pencils, glue,
construction paper and a straight-edge tool.
He arranged those things neatly for review.
He boxed them up, saying, “There! That should do.”
Phonetically he listed all his art
supplies for school on a sweet little chart.
Then, in big letters, he titled his gear:
the label on the box was now totally clear…
as I saw he had written, “BOX o fART.”
Notes: The form is a 'dizain' which happens to be the form of the week over at Poetic Bloomings's In-Form Poet post. When my son (now almost twelve) was around 4-ish, he made a box for his school art supplies and labeled it as you see in the poem above. It's been a running joke with us ever since.
And...since I finally found the time to write a few poems this week (YAY!), I discovered that Robert Lee Brewer's prompt last week at Poetic Asides was to write a poem having to do with a box. So of course, this is what popped into my head.
Anyway, let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and fun-filled Happy New Year!!!