We have tender feet in the spring

tender hearts that know the call

tender ear drums beat too hard

having trouble hearing it.

We have tender eyes to heal, tender fingers, flipping pages, finding friends,

mending socks and blankets and loose ends.

We have tender hearts to head the warning,

tender hair to feel the pull.

Tender feet to feel the edges and the sharpness and the feathers and

tender lives to live in.

and tender lives to live in.