woven together by a thread of grief
Do we pass one another? Are you one of us?
I watch you stutter step into the market
And I wonder.
Are you like me?
stitched into stone
Are you near me? Is that you?
I see you fighting with your wallet
Pay the clerk already!
I want to shout!
Stop! Stop! Stop!
She’s just like me! Christ! Leave her be!
Hemmed in the edge of this graceful movable world
Are you close to me?
I see your determined masked expression
Careful! Careful! Don’t fall!
I silently plead, as I see you step off that curb
off our world
And into theirs.
Are you in this crowd? Would I know you if you stood next to me?
My world shrinks
And I watch and wonder
Are you with me?