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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2197933
entry for writer's cramp
a small act of kindness


it's all I have to counter
this daily news of rage, of terror:
a painted stone left on a shelf
pocket change left behind
a coffee paid forward
a sharp, sarcastic retort unsaid.

I think of them as mandalas for peace
virtual
underground like cedar roots
their scent perfuming the acrid earth.

Small acts of kindness,
it's all I have.


12 lines
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