What does your face say?

In a world where we are still masking (especially in hospitals and clinics), sometimes not seeing someone’s facial expressions hampers interactions. I am strict about masking, but there are times seeing someone’s smile (or pursed lips as an expression of disapproval) helps. Oh, I know our eyes can convey smiles too, but sometimes botox hides the laugh lines around the eyes!

Did I miss something when I did not see

Your face, I did subject your uncovered eyes to scrutiny

Did the non-verbal cues I would otherwise perceive

Get missed, am I right when I believe

That our interaction was inadequate, incomplete

Despite both of us trying our best to repeat

Our words, to make sure we were understood

Changing our tone and inflection so we would

Be able to convey everything we wanted to

We used our hands, as a substitute too

As I prepared to conclude our encounter, dissatisfied

You removed your mask briefly, and gave a smile wide

That reassured me, you were not in misery or pain

Before we were back to being masked again

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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