NaPoWriMo, April 5, 2019

Gift

Eyes wide open
Fingers ready
Lift the tissue paper
Pull out the thing

Do you like it?
Yes: Happy attachment forms
No: Dread dissolves the thrill of anticipation

“Thank you!”

Move on to the next gift

And the next

Then the last

Face falls

Hope melts into sadness
as the realization comes:
the notion of what could be
was the real gift

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