No more surprises

I’m going to stop wrapping my presents anymore.
I won’t put them in bags either — no, the most
my giftees will get is a pull from behind the back
and a sly smile, or my hands opening
to reveal a hidden trinket (which reveals another
bonus: small gifts are cheaper). I’m through
with ribbons; paper no longer holds
my fascination. The gift must be given of
its own sake, for its own sake, without occasion
or pretense. I will require more of my recipients
starting today, or next week. If they don’t like it —