I am all ears.
I place my hand firmly on her shoulder and offer a gentle squeeze. She looks at me with a smile that everything is not all right. But for this exchange of a moment, we stay calm. We collect the senses of the seen and seem to forget the load of duties for the day. We are with each other. Present. We open each other like gifts and savor the simple - for once - not solitude.
Quiet sat in the curling crevices of their lips. Could they not come up with more to say, or had they said enough?
tell me how and why
Don’t want to make a commotion
so you dance out the emotion