Be Kinder

Be Kinder

Early in the day I got an e-mail
In it a woman said,
“It’s hard for me
To accept the fact
I’ve lost both my parents
In such a such short time.”
By mid-afternoon I was talking
With another woman about the web
I said, “You know, it’s glitchy sometimes.”
She said, “A whole lot of things
seem glitchy for me these days…”
Later in the day
I drove past an old Cadillac
Stopped in the middle of the lane
Hood raised
A man stood beside it
Hands in his pockets
As he looked at the ground
We turned the corner
I watched him in the mirror
And thought of something
A wise man once said,
“Be kinder than you need to
Because everyone you meet
Is fighting some kind of battle.”

Dewey Dirks copyright 2011

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