A smile

I'm trying to say
I see you,
I'm sharing your experience.

I cannot help with
Your heavy shopping load
Or faltering step.

Do not have hug,
Handshake or
Kiss to offer.

May not stop to greet,
Pass the time
Or comfort.

Leaving a wide berth
A six foot margin
Round your path.

So I offer a tight smile,

But its return
Sends me on my way.