11:41 a.m. - Monday, Sept. 06, 2004
And when they finished, he spoke
of life, things fair, of himself..things to do, places to go
They looked, then turned and slowly walked away
He listened. He did not hear.
Not rudeness, not indifference, not unkind.
He did not, could not hear.
There it is ... encapsulated...
And I knew...
In my pain, I called him names, like 'stupid'
Then felt shame for doing so...
He just did not....could not...hear.