Written for DVerse’s haibun Monday, for which we are reminiscing about kindness.
What constitutes kindness? A quick note, a smile, a song, words affirming worth. Even someone simply saying my name, telling me “I see you;” or someone placing a blanket gently over my body while I am nearly sleeping. Or someone calling me after a desperate text-message cry for help at 10:30 at night. I’m alive because of all these acts of care and kindness.
Winter chills my bones.
Keep me warm with your own coat,
My heart perseveres.