What can YOU say in six sentences?
He dismissed giving her a Cartier watch or South Seas pearls.
Likewise furs or overhyped wines with 'old souls.'
She was too precious and rare for the nonsense that any man
could give to any woman on any day.
He searched for something deserving of the word “bestowed,”
something so rare as to horrify the clerics of ordinariness.
One night while she dreamed, he skinned her fingertips so lightly and slowly
that it took till dawn to remove only a single layer of skin no thicker than an eyelash.
For their anniversary, he gave her back her fingerprints, cast in gold.