Saturday, December 24, 2016

Did You?

Did You?

Did you notice Me
entering the car
trying to find a place to
rest my weary bones?

Looking back, can you
approximate just
how many people I
passed in search of a seat?

In the seconds that ticked
between My demands and
your action, did you assess
My age and wonder more?

Was My crankiness a sign I 
might suffer from something--
could I have a cancer,
heart disease, dementia?

Did you wonder if I had a
family hoping strangers
looked out for Me like you’d
want for your elderly beloveds?

In the minutes that could’ve
passed with introspection,
you snapped my picture
without My permission.

You posted it on social media
Because I didn’t say PLEASE.

- Theresa Milstein