Mystery Box: Pandoramonium

You wake up one morning to find a beautifully wrapped package next to your bed. Attached to it is a note: “Open me, if you dare.” What’s inside the mystery box? Do you open it?

I received a mystery gift,

It was beautifully wrapped,

All gauzy and shiny,

Purple too.

I wondered, “Should I open it?”

It beckoned me, invited me, challenged me,

To untie the bow.

I unwrapped the packaging,

And tore open the cover.

An ephemeral breeze wafted past.

The card read, “With love, Pandora.”

—Linus Fernandes.