Colton’s second installation of poetry is an ode to love poems, both classic and modern. Gifts and Other Small Things began exactly as that—a gift. These love poems are eight years in the making, and compiled to document life’s transition between two people. Relationships and feelings change and evolve through the years, collecting gifts along the way, making their own inside jokes, singing their favorite songs, and watching the seasons turn. This is a snapshot of those moments, told through the author’s eyes, and written for his love.