When you give someone a gift, it is no longer yours. You give it and you let go.
What they do with the gift you’ve given is within their power, and theirs alone;
if you are lucky they will treasure it,
– BUT –
they may choose to bury your gift in a drawer or display it on a shelf,
keep it in the closet or lose it between the couch cushions,
share it, tear it, smudge it, store it, break it…
forget about it.
Or, when the gift you’ve given is no longer shiny and new, they may even throw it away.
Even when the gift you’ve given… is YOU.
My hands are tied, my body bruised . . .
. . .
She got me with nothing to win and nothing left to lose.