One Gesture

Often taken for granted
Freely given
In moments of gratitude
Extended handshakes
Brothers giving dap
Pulling one another in
For shoulder to shoulder acceptance

Often unappreciated
Warm arms overlapping
Torsos pressed together
Conveying many emotions
Soft breasts to tight pecs

Often underrated
Comforting hands rubbing tense backs
Tear soaked cheeks resting on pronounced collarbones
Moments combined with sympathy and empathy
Chins atop afroed, relaxed, or loc’d heads

Sometimes overused
Accompanied by betrayal
Air kisses and rolling eyes
Words laced in promises
Promises wrapped in lies
Very brief moments of contact
Followed by long conversations behind turned backs

One action
Many circumstances

What meaning is hidden in the next…Hug


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