Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Heart anchor

A young woman wept as she beheld
Some sad stray cat dying in the road;
A.M. commuters veered past, no brakes,
"Late for work, late for work, late for work!"

Elderly gentleman wipes his eyes
While mutely watching his grandchildren
Say goodbye to estranged son-in-law;
"Love you, Daddy. We love you, Daddy."

How much sooner comes the night
Because we will dare to care
About things, about people?

1 comment:

Shus li said...

This is very touching.

I like the question posed at the end. It doesn't matter so much how long the day is, but with what we filled it, I think.