the quarter we shared impromptu
passing cart to cart to cart
around outside Aldi today,
it felt precious – and natural
strangers connecting,
smiles, waves, nods, kindness,
after shopping, and passing
the cart (and its quarter)
yet again, made me wonder
who started it?
whose first donation
ignited this chain of events
until it led to me?
unpacking the groceries
at home, I decided
doesn’t matter, because
for brief shining moments
we all did
our bond a community
for a quarter
would that we could,
that we should
each day