I want to live outside the box.
I live in a box, or series of boxes strung together into what humans call rooms. It is nice but sometimes gets too warm. I want to get out of my boxes. I get to where I am going in a box. It has four wheels. It costs lots of money to keep it running. When I was a kid the box (it wasn't really a box, but I was taught in a box called "school" never to mix metaphors.) had two wheels and was called a bike. That was much simpler, but I was a klutz and fell off a lot. When I get hungry I go inside a giant box that we call a supermarket. It dazzles the eye, tempts the stomach and empties the wallet. I have no choice. What is inside this humungous box keeps me alive. I live to eat. I used to go into a moderate size box where everyone listened and did as they were told. I believed it was for my own good, though there was a lot I did not get. I don't think I was being deliberately naughty, but I ran out of there one day because it got too "hot." I still want to live outside all the boxes I've been forced into. It's just not always a comfortable fit. Maybe one day I'll make my home under the stars and pick fruit off trees and live happily with all the animals. No more boxes - Paradise.