subtle acts of kinship

These subtle acts of kinship
A nod of the head with a slight tilt
A smooth Whatsup with a dap
A glide to the side to let you pass by

The kindness exemplified
through fuller acknowledgements
disavowing any notion of Invisibility
A calling of name with respect
Even if you have only met once
Even if you have only met inside a brief pedestrian moment

The neighborly relate–
I see you
See you passing by
You just keep on going
I see you with all that you carry
With your situation
I see you smiling
It makes me think about how I move through this world
My own situation
And how I can do the same.

These subtle acts of kinship
Are acts of rejuvenation.

 

 

 

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Author: Barak adé Soleil

creative practitioner, independent consultant and curator. making dance, performance art and theatre. working within community.

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