than tomorrow (as a gift)

blue-present_300

blue
for you

tied up
in a bow

does it
rattle
inside

does it
sound
like a little
scratching

is it alive
like an itch
that won’t behave
in middle
night

is it
perhaps
a star

as depicted
on the paper

is there
a glow
seeping out
between the folds

a stellar thing

a gift fallen
from the gods

or
I wonder
if it could be
a darkness
that I feel

a hole
that is as deep

deeper

than every
tomorrow

~

Written for Hélène Vaillant’s WHAT DO YOU SEE? MAY 28/2019 Picture Prompt

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11 thoughts on “than tomorrow (as a gift)

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