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Indifference




What did I need yesterday that I don't need today?
What will I need tomorrow that I don't need today?
What do I need today?

Who now goes slow enough to feel the lack
in their life? We race to efface the gap
before it fills with sorrow like night snow
you can't hear that in short order will stack
and deafen you to the other small sounds
around you. Me.

I have stolen most of what I needed from others
without their knowledge or permission.

Everything we love we leave behind.
Everything we hate we leave behind.
Everything we are indifferent to
we leave behind.

Is there anything less real
than a human being?

I like to sit on a wall that men have made
(women don't often make walls outside of themselves),
to get up and walk it until I fall
to one side or the other.

It's all as efficient,
as important,
as it needs to be.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.