for even one second,
your act of kindness,
your expression of gratitude,
is wasted on someone,
wasted on behalf of something you care about.
For that is the death knell of kind action,
of grateful feelings.
are not wastes
They are not “wasted” on people,
even when the gesture is not reciprocated …
perhaps especially if it is not returned in kind,
especially if it is shunned …
For that is when—
and for whom—
the tenderness is especially needed.
(Originally posted Sept 2017)
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