"Thank You, M'am" by Langston Hughes
Mrs. Jones uses kindness to teach Roger an important lesson between right and wrong, which hopefully has a lasting impact on him.
"Mindful" by Mary Oliver
Joy can be a result of many things, but the delight from ordinary things is more noticeable than the delight from extravagant things.
"Snapping Beans" by Lisa Parke
Concealing aspects about her new life from a loved one in her old life causes a distance and sense of loss between the two characters.