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The Gift-Giver

To be given
a gift without
strings, to be
cared for
without demands
to be loved
for who you are
to be liked
just because
you’re you–
such wonders don’t
come often enough
but that they come
at all is miracle,
miracle that sets free
from the toxicity
of loving what cannot
and will not
love you back.

Did you know
you do not have
to wait alone
to be rescued?
You can give gifts
to yourself, free
of obligation.
You can care for you,
love you, and like you
and before long
you’ll have company.

Oh to take these things
we need and lavish
them on ourselves
and then share
them with those
we encounter
and spread the euphoria
of free love
wherever it seems best
to give it.

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2 thoughts on “The Gift-Giver

  1. Kaitlyn on said:

    “You can care for you,
    love you, and like you
    and before long
    you’ll have company.”

    My favorite lines of this poem. So beautiful and hopeful and true.

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