Grassroots

Caught off guard

in a doorway

two strangers stand.

Introductions are passed,

eye to eye

toe to toe

a conversation begins.

In any doorway

caught off guard,

these two strangers

learn from each other.

Missions to beliefs

services to values

purposes and intentions.

The residents,

caught at home

in their doorway

are offered

suddenly

a solution

to a new found

need or desire.

After the stranger has fulfilled their mission

the resident feels satisfied it was

the-right-thing-to-do

for

the world or

their spouse or

whatever reason got them to do it.

Then the stranger leaves the resident some

pamphlets or a small receipt or coupon even

they gently close the screen door

and continue on to the next home

to stand in their doorway

and wait

to catch them off guard.