I won’t be one to get standing ovations or trophies, and I’ll never have the key to any city, but I will wait here in my superhero pose until you pay me your attention because I am doing something here, you should see me.

If you come to me I will feed you and clothe you, I will listen to you (because that’s what people seem to need the most), I will make sure you have a warm place to go when I send you on your way, and I will never ask for or expect a thing in return.

I will walk in and out of your life telling myself I can’t help anyone with everything, but I can help everyone with something, and I will imagine your slow clap and nod of appreciation as I walk away, asking who’s next?

This was written in response to Maya Stein’s Tri-Writing prompt: Applause.