Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas

It's not so much what is actually in the box

My mom would carry me to the living room couch on mornings before school. For breakfast, she usually made cinnamon toast and a cup of scratch cocoa. It didn't matter that it was practically all sugar. She always made my school lunch and then when I started working in the coal mine, she packed my dinner bucket.

In my mind, it was a delicate tether to home and a tangible reassurance of her love. When I drank the dusty chlorine-flavored municipal water from the bottom compartment of the bucket, I felt it.

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"The perfect gift for me will always be a box." ~ Concrete Waffer
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