A Bit of Kindness
On her feet for meager wages
armed with high tech laser wand
she tallies groceries one by one.
Hurried shoppers, rude, impatient,
expect her to serve selflessly,
ignoring her humanity.
She returns their scowls with smiles,
the boss says customers are right,
“Come back again, have a good night…”
She needs this job to pay the bills
but every month she must decide
what’s most important to survive.
Remember this next time you shop,
acknowledge her, don’t look away,
smile, say thank you, make her day.
~kat – 17 February 2017
(A Constanza Poem)