Smile by Susan Mehr
Alone she sits, an empty shell in a silent place lost within. Time passes while cradling a mug of coffee, enjoying the aroma’s embrace, plunging to sip at a dark bitter taste. Loneliness screams, motivation lost, furthermore a blank canvas awaits the colours of spring. A sardonic smile she gives, burying the pain of a solitary life.
Birds tweet, on a branch above, not only a mere tune, but experiencing the music content and happy. Brushing against her, a cat purrs a welcoming hello at the same time a chorus of leaves rustles in the breeze. Buzzing bees adds to the symphony lured by the sweet fragrance of flowers framing the landscape. Opening her eyes again, refocuses she does. A simple smile given with a nod. A stranger’s priceless gesture, the touch of hope.
Smiles, glints of joy,
humbling and kind.