What do you See? May 28/2019 – The Unusual Gift

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It was sitting outside the front door,

Just there, minding its own business

But alluring at the same time.

What made it even more mysterious was it wasn’t Christmas

It wasn’t my birthday

In fact, a gift of any kind was unusual.

My family had long given up on buying gifts for each other

We each had our own families, and they were hard work enough.

There was a card attached:

“Thinking of you at this time”.

Underneath was scribbled, “Sorry to be so tardy.”

The indecipherable signature did little

In shedding light on who it was from.

Inside was a small coffee mug on which was inscribed:

“Best Teacher Ever”.

I’d been retired for more than five years

The only clue was the small initial at the bottom

MB.

I smiled when I saw it, as I then knew

It was a student I’d been thinking of recently,

Who…

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