When people speak of a fine mild day
In the middle of winter or of an unexpectedly
Good news day
They say it is one ‘out of the box’.
What box is it? I wonder.
It can’t be Pandora’s because nothing good
Comes from there. So what box is it?
What repository of munificence does it
Contain — the cure for cancer, the secret
Of happiness, a store of endless wealth,
A reunion with our lost loved ones?
and where can it be found?
Can one break into it? Does it have
a secret code? And will it be opened
some day for all to share?