Familial stranger

A funny sparkle,

Connection, drawing in, yet

You did not know.

The familiar face.

The laugh and lift you brought, shared

effortlessly here.

Wise words, clarity

An offering uniting

Strangers across miles.

A lasting effect,

Affecting, creating wells

of REAL emotion.


where aim is to shatter dark

and lighten the load.

You will be missed, now,

A blip in time that lingers

Long deep,stark and true.

Paula Antonello, Haiku. Copyright: Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Images: Betty White, Sidney Poitier and Bob Saget.