When I was eleven I made a little square box out of mirrors
All the mirrors were facing in
I thought for sure I could trap light in there and seal it up
People would be amazed when I let the light out in a darkened room.
“It’s just something I thought of,”
I would say.
I never knew if it worked or not.
Everyplace seemed to already have light.
And I don’t think I was ever quick enough.