What is a gift book--but this? Implies a history, suggests a future.
At present, you have to wonder.
A gift bibliolage queries a history, doubts a future.
Moons the past, eclipses the yet-to-come.
I like the way the dated futurism redoes the ersatz Victorian.
And the way the pretty poesy predicates flash gordon.
A mere bagatelle.
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