How do we rate our encounters?
What if we were given a stamp for each positive one,
a scar for each negative,
a freckle for those of no consequence?
Could we read each other’s lives that way?
Noting all the joy,
regarding all the hardships.
Would people want to be displayed like that?
Open for discussion, ridicule,
In a world where everyone wants to hide
glued to social media
noticing details of another
can build the strongest bonds.