Enjoy Your Gift

Scan0052Life should be like
Opening a present…
Done slowly
And methodically,
With great
Anticipation.
Untying the bow…
Setting it aside
For future use.
Sliding your fingers
Under the tape to
Loosen it carefully,
Without tearing the paper.
Peeking quickly to see
If you can tell yet
What’s inside.
Slipping off the wrappings
And being delighted
With what you find.
Done properly, it takes
Decades.