Give and Receive


a time to give and to receive.

A delicate dance

of graciousness

and generosity.

The eager suspense,

the longing,

the anticipation.

“Will they love it?”

coupled with

“Is there anything for me?”

The excitement of wonder as you tear off the bow.

Stunned into hesitation,

only for a moment.

They are opening it,

the one from me.

You watch the face.

It lights.

Your heart is full.

You hold in your hand

the cherished devotion,

the purchased thoughts,

of another.

They, yours…

and you both know

you are loved.



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