Grateful

 

What an art it has become to be grateful.

 

Expressions develop double meaning egos,

thank yous become IOUs,

and smiles are lit in expectation.

 

I’m happy.

When I think of you,

and you,

you too.

 

I smile,

for my smile, though imprisoned by introverted bars,

is pleased whenever you visit.

 

I thank you,

for your thoughtfulness is unmatched.

 

Selfless in your being,

I question whether someone can be selfishly selfless.

 

I give just to get a glimpse of your quiet gratitude,

to lie in the hammock on the corner of your mouth,

to brave your winter as you inhale, and welcome your summer as you exhale.

 

I am grateful,

for you remind me that art can never truly be mastered.

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