When I was in fifth grade, I had a Japanese pen pal. Her name was Akiko. We wrote letters back and forth for several years and sent gifts on holidays. I don’t even remember how I found Akiko. I’m pretty sure it started out as a fifth grade project, but I might have just be making that up. I have never met Akiko, but she will always hold a place in my heart.
That’s how I feel about you, my readers. Some of you I know, and some I’ve only just met and some I am getting to know through your posts, your likes, your follows, your comments…and I am so grateful for you. When I’m touched, I write poems.
To my readers…
Likes, followers, words of affirmation
A world opens up
I see your pictures, your words, your thoughts, your dreams
I see you see mine
You come from all over, in the places you live with languages I do not understand (thank you for understanding mine) and from different stages of your life journey
Some, my friends, supporters from forever ago.
Some brand new.
Travelers, all, down this cyber path
You walk with me
And I with you
Together we share ideas. Thoughts. Shots. Musings. Fears. Joys.
Gratitude fills my heart.