Dune Box

Fear is the mind-killer

Said Muad’Dib of Dune

Just like the film’s budget

That stretched up to the moon

Put your hand in the box

He was ordered by the Haderach

To try to prove him worthy

To open time and space’s locks

His hand went it all brave and fit

Till itching turned to burning

His flesh peeled and bubbled till

His mind could take not more of it

The moral of the story is very clear

Is if you’re approached by a stranger

Asking you to put your hand inside a box

Don’t be stupid and give in to peers

As films go it moved me as teenager

I dreamt of special powers coming from my hands

But the only thing that’s stuck with me

Is to see all holey boxes as DANGER!

By Jason Conway

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