I gave myself to you without a gift receipt

I gave myself to you without a gift receipt

With a confidence I had forgotten I could display, shaking with expectancy that you would accept me whole, in a moment of assurance that I am worth the wait and the pretty ribbon and the shiny paper

Wanting to know deep in my heart that there will be no need for you to take me back where I come from, no wish from you to get a refund

I ripped and shredded all protection, ready for full liability

I gave myself to you without a gift receipt,

My flames hard and strong and bright

You cannot return a candle because it has burnt out

prompt by @theconstantpoet on instagram

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