Expressions left on her face by others perceived,
gestures and signals, falsely believed.
Study her face when she knows no one’s there
truth and honesty will show up to share.
Her smile can be seen, but yet sadness lingers inside.
Her face can show presence, but yet distance does abide.
Her wink that shows acceptance, but yet rejects,
tender spoken words that flow, but yet are filled with circumspect.
Her hand that twists the curled strands of hair,
Lips that move, yet convincing words aren’t there.
Eyebrows that shift closer with strain
Her gritting of teeth, hidden intense heart felt pain.
Study her face in a moment captured aside,
from all that surrounds and tries to hide.
Truth and honesty are sure to be there
in her face that will show you how much she really does care.
October 15, 2020