November 23, 2017
from April 21, 2017

You Didn’t Notice

I stood (fell) before you
my dearest, closest friend
a man alive (but dead, so
very dead) you did not see
that on my feet I faltered
could not hold on to joy
saw only the past delight
now failed to light my eye
and standing there, beside,
my one true help in life,
you saw nothing, did less
and unknowing let me cry

I will not seek revenge
but I had hoped for more