Not wanting so much as a word of appreciation.
Not needing so much as a word of encouragement
or a ear of consideration.
Never thought to much about acceptance
or respectful admiration.
Never quite needed to be included and approved by others
assured or moved by others.
Now, a stranger's warm smile and friendly good morning
adds altitude to my flight
height to my grounded high
reserves to my depleting satisfaction
and eroding happiness inside.
When even summer days fail to radiate
when sunny days fail to illuminate
my distorted introverted disposition.
The sincere gratitude of others
the kinsmen like attitude of sisters and brothers
rekindles a lost tribesmen like demeanor
that was sorely missed and almost died.