Disclaimer: I do not own Cold Case or any of its characters. No copyright infringement intended.
Inspired by the episode The Boy in the Box. While solved by our television detectives, the real case the episode is based upon remains unsolved.
A rusty garbage bin,
Along with toys of tin
Amidst soaked papers,
and broken windshield scrapers
Amass together in this place,
The barren, icy woods of Fox Chase.
If all were once loved and of use
These old clumps of refuse
Is the weathered box with a boy with hair cropped short
And dark bruises that distort
His soft features that flushed when he was in a race
Out of place?