Have you ever noticed
That there are some people
Who seem to hold a brightness
In their spirit?
Their eyes are more alive.
The day lifts a bit
When they come into it.
They bring a quiet joy.
There is a confidence within them,
But it is not focused on themselves.
They seem to be held by an assurance
That the world is deeply right.
What if, perhaps, they caught the holy virus?
And what if it is spread by smiles?
Even the tiny upturn of a lip,
The twinkle in an eye, can bring exposure.
And what if I, too, could be a carrier,
A vector of life?
Ah! That would make me smile!
(And did I just see the twinkle in your eye?)