i remember being told when i was youngMature

I remember being told when I was young
not to give too much just because people asked,
but I never understood how I could give too much
if it was needed.  I spent my childhood giving hugs
to strangers my parents called family and wondered
what made it any different from the dollar my mom gave me
to donate to the shaggy man with the tin cup.  I wondered
if he had to hug people he was supposed to love
when he still had trouble fitting their names in his mouth.

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