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I have had Anne analyst and here is her present.

I tried to present myself,
but that was too hard;

so here is part of a bicycle,
not mine I hasten to add.

It is in some remarkable packaging that once held a remarkable object
An origami bike spanner - imagine that!

There may have seemed to be a spanner in my works
(if so I hope it was an origami one).

I suspect Anne analyst and myself are both a little too clever for our own goods;
just as well we are parting then.

Parting is not the wrench it might be - the presents box is that, figuratively speaking.

Within though, what is within...

At first glance perhaps it seems a simple chain, however the experienced eye will at once know it has far too few links to be a useful bicycle chain, except perhaps for a peculiar midget or toy bike.

Look closer... the chain is broken! This is remarkable and not a commonplace occurence.

It is clean - but dirty enough to have the "smell of bike". Dirty enough to stain, if played with, but not badly.
It could be a worry chain, but the broken ends may be sharp, so take care Anne.

Look closer still - the chain is incomplete!

The missing links have been retained by me -
I had to keep them to complete the symbolism.

With the right tool it could be joined into one, and the broken ends could be removed, but that would completely destroy the symbolism and still not make it whole.

A word of warning; it is a used chain - it should NEVER be used for a bicycle, at least not without causing damage to the transmission. Not in it's normal function anyway (though it would make a peculiar act of sabotage to fit it to a bicycle!).

Any richer with the symbolism and the whole thing would overbalance.

I thought about it all for hours, days, weeks; even the bags within the brown bag that holds the item, even the packaging that held the packaging.

Even when you receive it, in time for Christmas

Oh sweetest of symbols - for my own birthday present I get to give my analyst a present!

I wonder if she will see me in January and what you will say about it then?! Mostly I just hope she lives to open it though and to read this - that would be enough in and of itself.

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  1. HMmmmmm thought of adding in a latex glove or two, but that really does turn this into a fetish, no? ;)

    Captain Marvelous on