Saturday, April 25, 2020

I Have a New Friend

I Have a New Friend

I have a new friend.
We've never met.
She chalks art and exercise challenges on the sidewalk.
She leaves the chalk out.
I write and draw my thanks.
Her chalk sticks became a pile of chalk pebbles.
I left a package on her porch --
Highlights magazines and gently used sidewalk chalk.
She left a package on my porch --
coloring pages, crayons and markers, four Cra-Z-Loom bracelets.
And a note.
I have a new friend named Annie.
We've never met.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020


  1. I hope this is true, Mary Lee. But even if it's not, it warms my heart!

  2. I am hugging this story to myself so hard!
    I am not yet courageous enough to share my "art" in public, but the chalk is sitting next to the door...