Lady Visits Orphan

Tell your orphan not to cry.

Say, you’d stay if you had the time.

Say that your loved ones will always be here.

Say, without a smile, you won’t visit next year.

Tell your poor orphan to take a breath.

Put your hand on his cheek. Put your hand on his chest.

Say that you love your poor, poor boy.

Hold up his drawing, wave—he’s your joy.