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Tricia Cimera

kindness starts small

 

if i were kindness

i’d start

            small;

nothing big,

nothing grand,

nothing like

conquering all the hate

in all the world –

just the thought

would tire me out

before i even began.

no, i’d start

            small.

if i were kindness

i’d be captain

of the grade school

soccer/kickball/baseball team

and i would pick

the skinny/slow/fat/

shy/weak/clumsy/

hopeless kid

and i’d pick that kid

First

for my team,

First

before the others,

First

for no reason.

you know that kid –

the kid that maybe you

once were,

the kid that i once was

years ago.

            small

and anxious, waiting

on a grassy field

to hear my name

finally

            called.

 

 

Tricia Marcella Cimera is an obsessed reader and lover of words. Her work has appeared in Silver Birch Press, Reverie Fair, Prairie Light Review, and Downtown Auroran Magazine. She volunteers, believes strongly in the ideology of Think Globally, Act Locally, and wants you to Support Local Art. Tricia lives with her husband and family of animals in St. Charles, IL.