Criminal Intent

Last minute presentsflower_delivery

I think they call them

Bought by some at a car wash

            or an airport.

An afterthought, not a real present

            purchased by someone

            who remembers

ahead of time

            intending to watch

            your eyes light up the room.



            …like reasons and excuses

                        forget intention.

Though the one receiving

            always knows the difference.


Somewhat, like the difference

            between the flowers one buys at the market

            and the ones delivered

                        as a surprise

            to the office by the florist.


Last minute afterthoughts

I think they call them

Given unconsciously

            always by someone…

…with one foot out the door.