Gentleness

The touch that hovers,

delicately dancing as a bee

over tender tendril.

The words thought,

but withheld,

a kind forbearance.

The thought

of oneself, held

in a mental embrace,

warm with thanks.

A pace of moving

through the hour and day,

pausing to notice

how the daffodil is

emerging through

damp earth.

An intention to see

the humanity and

good in each one.

All this, the fruit of that

precious quality of

gentleness.

©️Laurie Lynn Newman

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