Poem by one of our Staff, Sue Collier
A stranger on the steps.
A dad in the hallway.
A little boy.
What a boost!
What a smile-trigger!
What a happy pill!
We got to talk on the steps at the beach.
Strangers whose paths crossed on a beautiful day.
At a place we both love.
Then he hugged me and we parted.
I saw John in the hall.
I saw him often when I worked in the infant room.
Now Lilly is in Toddlers,
And I am in the third room up.
John assured me that LIlly would soon move into my room,
And he would pester me again on a regular basis.
This was said after a quick squeeze
After I walked into his outstretched arms.
Moments later, on the other end of the building,
Some small outstretched arms said,
"Hi, Miss Sue! I miss you!"
Nic is in school now,
But comes to our building afterwards.
How nice to be connected to the world around me,
In such a warm, spontaneous way!
Please, give some of your unplanned hugs away!
By Sue Collier
February 12, 2020