The BoxBook is a coptic stitch hand bound book of boxes, each of which opens to a poem. The Hole in the Head Review published photographs of the BoxBook along with three additional poems. You can read them here.
I threw away your game today
and kept the new version,
miniature plastic militaries in the same
lidded boxes — infantry, cavalry, cannon.
The tiny wood blocks you played with well
into adulthood — painted yellow,
blue, pink, green, black, red —
now scattered in the trash. I’m anxious.
Today began with cows loose in the road.
Then I voted. Fog hovers over snow
patches in the pasture. Pink is now gray.
I discard the plastic, dig out the blocks,
hold the heartwood and remember
how you handled your bright armies.