Family, friends, acquaintances....
the barber, the grocer,
the farmer with the roadside stand.
Your pastor, fellow congregants,
the funeral director.
The doctor, the nurse
and the person who empties the trash
in your hospital room.
Your favorite waitress,
the hostess and the cook remaining behind
The teacher, the principal
and the secretary with her finger on the pulse
of all that happens at school.
Your auto mechanic, the dentist,
and the attorney who is there in a pinch.
These are the people who make up
Whether daily, weekly
or just here and there
we leave an imprint on each
one listed here.