Your poem reminds me, Suntonu, that smiles are getting lost behind masks during this pandemic.

I am a smiler. That's been one of my chief forms of communication. I am known for my big, open smiles.

I still have them but people, especially strangers, rarely see them. I realize that I relied heavily on my smile for communication. Now, I am trying to find other ways to communicate a "hello". Speaking isn't always an option or welcomed by a stranger. A nod is about the best I can do.

I look forward to the day my smile can speak for me again.

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