What I Gave You


Delicate paper folded with tape.
Unwrap my words
And inside you’ll find
What I gave you.


All of my heart
The emotions I claim to be above
The love reserved for a select few


All of my fantasy
The imaginary friends who live in my head
The places I wish to live when I grow up


All of my fears
The worry that I’ll never be enough and
The times I ran from things that seemed too good


This is my everything.
All of my hopes and dreams
Realized and unrealized


My lifeline
when my lungs could no longer process
the oxygen the world provides.


Be gentle with me.
But my greatest hope
Is that at the bottom of the box


You won’t just find me
But yourself as well.

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