the people we know

when i see you
i want to make you feel important

i don't want to leave you without an answer
or attention
or a comment

i don't want to be too busy for you
i don't want to play any silly games
make you feel less important than others or even me
or less smart
no one is better than anybody

the kindness with people we know
they're in the small things
in the daily interactions

we try to save the world and we can
we can start by looking at people we know
by making them feel alive

Indifference tortures us
Indifference is the silent gun
The tasteless poison

we're so much better than that
we're built to be more than that
it's our choice