“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Client

A good, round face,
a smile,
brown hair cropped close
(just beginning to recede),
bright, round eyes,
direct gaze,
frankness,
ready understanding,
tears and laughter when
he speaks of his dead Mum.…

Good things,
but none explains —
nor even all together —
why I like him so much
and trust the liking.
Is it that indefinable, his energy?
Perhaps it’s the warmth,
or his insight,
or the way this kind, brave man
believes himself ordinary.

4 comments:

  1. Your vignette brings him alive to me. I often like ordinary.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad. I felt it was hard to do him justice in a few words.

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  2. You made him sound extra ordinary!

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