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Sometimes it’s Better to Give than to Receive

13 September 2014

9:00 AM

13 September 2014

9:00 AM

I can see your teeth clench with rage
at the gift I have pressed on you,

which manoeuvres you
into the role of grateful recipient


of my unctuously offered, expensively wrapped
and poisonously unwelcome offering.

It’s hard to say if you are smiling or snarling
as you turn to extol the wrapping paper.


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