A Smile

Just a hint – just a trace.
An itty bitty, tweensy weensy smile
Breaking through the hardened shell.

There it is, watch it show.
Beginning to grow and grow
And send forth radiant streamers.

It is time for your appearance.
Enough of doom and gloom,
And pity and shame and guilt.

As I reach out and up
For new connections
In my universe of being.

Now is the time to rise from the ashes
To bloom again in the field of life
With my fellow beings, travelers all.

Yes it is – it is a smile.
Just a hint – that is true.
Warming my heart and those of others too.

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