Slowly, piece by piece

it unravels for you.

Inch by inch it gives,

slipping ribbon sliding down,

rustling paper,

and the box.

And within the box,

my love, all of it,

carefully gift-wrapped,

strong and fragile and sweet,

handle with care,

use often, feel it around you

even when I’m gone,

my gift to you, my love.

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