I went to a store today,gloved and masked,as is the current custom.
Approaching another customerI smiled. Behind my maskA habitual friendly gesture.
Who could see that smile?And who cares?And how do I knowif that smile was returned?
So, what is going to happen now?Are we all going to stop smilingto each other?Because of the masks.
Is this wonderful American trait,a friendly smile, going to be eatenby the accursed virus?
Please-please, keep smiling behind your masks.Please-please, don’t lose this habit…