• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 02

Wrapping task

Wrapping task
The shape is irregular, angular, pointy.
A tricky one.
It’s texture is smooth and slippy,
the material plastic, firm yet squeezy,
with colours unnaturally pastel,
and strong enough to show
through a bright semi-translucent sheath.
It has no smell
and its element is indeterminate.
There is nothing here of air or earth.
Toxic if burned, so drown it?
Ah, waterproof.
This is wrapping hell.
It would be better held, touched, felt than wrapped,
and disappointment masked within.