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.

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