give something precious

give something precious
note to self

give your attention
spread kindness wide
save the wee bird
that spilled from the nest
be bountiful in this
wounded world
share a smile, a soft
word—phone your ill
friend, warm her sphere
giving will fill you to
crack yourself open, be
a torrent of tenderness
use yourself up—
your well is replenished
again, again, and again

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

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