Non-Verbal Affirmation

Poetry prompts: words of affirmation

By not asking the obvious questions.
Not pretending to be inquiring about welfare.
Letting the conversation flow without pressurizing to fill in the gaps.
Not putting too much effort to appear empathetic.
Talking about the topics that are meaningful.
Reminiscing about pleasant memories without reminding about the ugly past.
Avoiding painful topics with…

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Dr. Fatima Imam

Poet, writer, historian, educator, advocate of underrepresented voices, and cat lover.