I saw you

Walking to school today

Arms wrapped around your middle

Shoulders hunched forward

Nausea or pain?

Brow furrowed

Face grimacing

Eyes cast downward

That city bus pulled up to your left

Causing an exaggerated startle

Quick covering of ears

Instant pulling away

You appear hurting

Going through the motions anyway

I saw you

I saw me

~ by April on June 4, 2012.

2 Responses to “I saw you”

  1. Yip. that’s what seeing is for me, sometimes anyway.

  2. Don’t you sometimes feel, when you really see someone else, that you know exactly what they must be going through? Maybe not the details, but perhaps the raw human experience of suffering?

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