there was a ladybug
floating in the pool
i swam back to check it
it was still alive
on a fingertip
the ladybug was lifted
and carried to the poolside
where her wings could dry
don’t ever negate
a simple act of kindness
even the tiny ones
have the power to express their thanks
for the rest of the day
i felt a tingling on that fingertip
bless the little ladybug
for having her say
gagi     01/31/23