The Soul

You can see it in the curve of a smile,

Feel it in the touch of the fingers.

It’s in the crinkle of the eyes,

And in the droop of the shoulders.

You can hear it in the joy of a laugh,

Or in the pain of a cry.

It’s in the gleam of the eyes,

And the sparkle of a tear.

It’s in the warmth of an embrace,

And the scent of the being.

Stephen Riordan. 26/10/14.