Shallowest Of Days

I can tell you can see
Through the ugliness around us —
Humanity’s worst traits,
Festering layers,  barely skin deep.
I see your caution —
You’ve been hurt,
Perhaps more than a few times,
But hope still shimmers
In those melancholy eyes.
I promise,
I’ll be careful, I’ll be gentle.
Yes, it’s still possible,
In these shallowest of days.
Take your time, there’s no rush,
And if you’d like,
I’ll share with you
The light in me.

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