April 27, 2015

 

An Invisible Man

 

he is there, but he is not

someone any would see

he has no known worth

as these who laugh, play

converse, do great work

 

live

 

he too lives, and yet

 

dies

he dies, he does not live

those around him live

he dies

though cloaked by life

he dies unnoticed and alone

 

inside, where his heart

shrivels from a drought

of care, absence of hope

which more abundant bless

lives more worthwhile