She came out in the afternoon sun
wearing yoga pants and a fleece jacket.
With sidewalk chalk in hand,
she added the last box.

I asked if I could take a picture
of this gift she said she made
for all the children who walked
by her home.

She just wanted to help.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. evarkaplan
    Mar 26, 2020 @ 23:36:51

    a small act of kindness says so much


  2. Angelina
    Mar 26, 2020 @ 23:48:51

    I love this. And, what a nice gift and tribute. Welcome to the late-night slicers!


  3. Ameliasb
    Mar 27, 2020 @ 00:17:20

    So creative, great neighborly gift! I’m glad you memorialized it with your poem.


  4. mschiubookawrites
    Mar 27, 2020 @ 15:52:03

    I love this idea! I might have to dig out the old chalk and make one for our neighborhood!


  5. Lainie Levin
    Mar 27, 2020 @ 21:15:30

    And help, she did.

    What a sweet story of kindness and caring for neighbors.


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