Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Smile

Do your teeth try to leap from your mouth when you smile?
Or are they just too happy to not want to shine?
Are your cheek muscles trying to push through your skin?
Or just reaching out to your good human kin?

Together we can keep the world illuminated
as long as we're continuing to smile.
The better versions of ourselves aren't so outdated
that we've forgotten how it feels to smile.

I can feel the soft hands of your smile stroke my hair.
They are built all of light and lift me in the air.
As your joy overflows and pours out of your mouth
I'll be trying to siphon it off and dole it out.

Together we can keep the world irrigated
as long as we're continuing to smile.
The better versions of ourselves are not so jaded
that we've forgotten what it means to smile.

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