Pay It Forward

On this freezing early morning
I ride my bike through the city streets
It’s still half dark, the day
has not yet fully awakened
The drops of an ice cold fog
bite my cheeks

But while my legs battle
their way up the hill
I hear your whisper of love inside
like a gentle caress and then,
I warm up, I brightly smile
A smile, that visibly warms
the hearts of others
that catch its rays
as I pay love forward

©RoseGirl2020