Thank you for wearing a face mask
as you look from the outside through the window to see me.
Thank you for the lines at the edge of your eyes
that tell the nature of your smile.
Thank you for walking my three-legged dog
while I am blighted.
Thank you for painting mountains on the window
knowing how much it heartens me to see them.
Thank you for your personal appearance
even though you could FaceTime from home.
Thank you for holding up an unrolled yard of sod
so I could be refreshed by green grass.
Thank you for playing bird songs during our conversations
so I could feel my backyard in this hospital room.
copyright © 2020 Kenneth P. Gurney