storage solutions for emotional baggage part 1

when crisis arrives
it's often in 
svelte boxes. 

stealthy. 
well packed. 
air tight. 

each misdirection 
framed with
instruction, paired
with pictures, 
numbered,
itemized. 

it makes the process
seem so
logical. 

fasteners and spacers
are codified,
in sealed plastic 
sleeves. 

warnings 
against leaving children 
unattended
around sharp pieces
are printed on
the paper instructions
and 
the storage bag. 

once built, 
there are also cautions
against
letting children
climb up,
or on,
the item.

unless it 
is a bed, 
then don't climb
the headboard
and definitely 
don't play under
it.

there's safety
in redundancy.

outcome assured,
sore back
notwithstanding.

missing pieces?
there's a 1-800 for that.

need help building?
check the website, 
forward slash, 
helpdesk.

lay out the pieces, as numbered.

grab 
a Robertson screwdriver.
or is it a Phillips?
grab 
the one with the cross,
not the square.

the flat head,
the simplest tool, 
is never needed.

guaranteed 
that the tip 
will skip 
at least three times,
easily removing skin
from bone.

storage solutions
instead of 
problem solving. 

One response to “storage solutions for emotional baggage part 1”

  1. Made me smile from svelte boxes to skin from bone! 😊. A perfect what happens when svelt boxes deliver their surprise!

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