by Karen Rosalie
shallow, meaningless inquiries
“hi, how are you?” asked
while your back is to me
walking quickly on your way
do you really want to know?
hey…wait a minute…please….I thought we were friends
in one ear and out the other…
do you even notice that I need you right now?
if you really want me to believe you truly care
ask me sometime when you are not in a hurry
going nowhere really fast.
I am so weary of surface chit chat…
surface questions from surface people
expecting surface answers…or no answer at all
mindless patter about insignificant nothingness
busy, busy, busy, hurry, hurry, hurry
careless swirling activity, trying to earn your way
in a society that really doesn’t give a damn
you’re too busy, too busy for a hug
too busy to stop and smile
hey, wait, it’s been awhile…
too busy to talk to me….
connect with who and how I really am
take some time, slow down
look into my eyes, and really see me
live in this moment, grow our bond
listen, linger, and love me
someday… I’ll give it back
days go by, months pass
you pull up short and wonder
why am I alone?
your friends have been
cast off into the ditches
as you race at breakneck speed
down the highway of life
going nowhere, really, really fast