What is kindness other than affectionate understanding?
Reach out and touch my arm
I am all for the connection that we might make.
When we touch —
Whether it’s our eyes, our ears, our hands, our hearts —
We reveal our kindness to each other.
For what is kindness other than loving benevolence?
I have in myself the heartfelt benevolence that we all crave.
I feel it for you. I do.
You must trust in that — when you doubt,
Tell me and I will reach out and touch lightly your arm.
My eyes will sparkle and look deeply into your glowing eyes.
We will shine together as one.
©2015Frances Ann Osborne