|Figure 1.3 The Transaction Model of Communication|
Both giver and receiver must be in the loop—
without the one, the other expires—or holds
and holds and waits for some enlightenment.
How can I take? How can I give? What will complete
the circuit? Guardians could ask when they dress their
children in neighbors’ hand-me-downs for school.
Givers could practice not shaming the poor. Yearly,
bullies find their fodder and relentlessly aim
their jibes to kids’ guts, so charity fails.
Inspire, expire—inhale, exhale—again. Direct
energy into growing pains. Eat, defecate,
and everything between. Health beats out shame.
We live through it and grow. No harm, no foul. Now each
of us have giveaway routines. We lovingly
fold almost new, and pay forward with sighs.
The child inside—who’ll never be outgrown—nods yes.
She feels the giving as a gift, a hug—circuit
complete, both sides a single beat.
For my prompt tomorrow at Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Charity
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