In a big boxempty, dark and locked
In this box where I was born
Bright and filled it was
but that was long ago.
The bigger I grew the smaller it grew.
tight and crushing is this box upon me
I’m in it, and it in me
Pushing me from the inside to
grow more and do more
against the box so I’m crushed
If I outgrow the one I’m in,
the one in me will grow to take its place.
Life is in me and I am alive
There’s nowhere to go and no escaping it.
POEM BY Tinu H.K