In the Dec16th edition of the 1910 Evening Sun there is a small poem at the top of page 3. We cannot find any information on the poet, one Leslie Woodworth Reese, and even more perplexing is: What the heck is this poem about? (and what is the box in the poem?) We’re not saying the poem stinks, even though something in it reeks, but we’re just flummoxed when we try to work out what the BOX is. Got ideas? Put them in the comments please.

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poem by Leslie Woodworth Reese