Back to Basics

“Back to Basics” – written and read through Walter
The removal of all
that is not essential to us
reveals our innate goodness
prior to rules, laws and customs

A smile requires no translation,
a silent indication
of our inward state,

A good deed needs no interpretation,
a gentle lifting,
we reinforce our common bond,
acknowledging worth

Listening to others speak,
we give our time and attention,
a passive confirmation,
a validation

Moving through the world
we remain in our essence
our basic, innate goodness
revealed in our every action