You’d not suspect some helpful elf;
The wrapping I had done myself.
It’s obvious — just check the way
The shiny bow shows signs of fray.
Instead of creases, smooth and pressed,
The wrapping job is quite distressed:
The paper hardly prim or taut;
It clearly wasn’t wrapped where bought.
And as for ribbon — mercy sake!
It dangles, held by gobs of tape.
A debacle, this wrapping — still,
It’s what’s inside that gives the thrill.