Monday, January 26, 2015

acts of kindness as tendrils

tentative tendrils of connection

acts of kindness, while they might seem random,
venture out with tentative tendrils of connection
upon which the other can seek to return
and it’s in the travel forth and back again
that bonds between us can come into being,

the offering is more a leap of faith than a sureness,
in my life, the seeds I keep working to send out
germinate often enough to return enough hope to me
to keep venturing forth with acts of kindness,

pity the oak, and her kind, whose seeds so rarely succeed,

the ground that is others
at least has a gardener 
whose will can help seeds to fruition.

by Henry H. Walker
January 23, ’15

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