Little Arms
by Jason Tomlinson

I’ve been hugging people all my life

my momma my daddy my brothers my wife
I’m a bit of an expert I’ve been hugging for years
in every season through laughter and tears
and the remarkable thing is how hugs can still surprise
certain variations put more sparkle in my eyes
take for example the kind I’m thinking of right now
it packs all the love one hug could possibly allow
it extends the full measure of affection
it is so sweet! it is the best connection
it has no equal among the world of charms
I’m talking about the hug given from little arms