Given as gift. Presented
to charm. Perhaps, to spoil
nature. Sweet remember-ing
of other nights. That never
quite fit into a cardboard box.
You've left the ribbons off.
It means something. Negligence
or fear of binding. Easily opened.
Easily destroyed. A safety valve.
For nothing. I would have stayed
with you. But you missed too much.
What you never had, became. A door,
a gate, a wall. A gift . Without ribbons.