This is to you, whoever you are…
I saw you today while driving down the road –
You were walking, oblivious
Talking to yourself,
Or to God.
I saw you once in the park –
The sun was shining, the air was full of birdsong
And the sounds of children playing –
You hardly seemed to notice.
You sat on a bench, with your head down
Lost in your own thoughts
A world unto yourself.
I have glimpsed you across a crowded room,
In a bar or a coffee shop,
The scene is always the same –
So many people talking and laughing,
But you seek out the corner table
And drink alone.
I have seen you many times, in many places,
Though you seldom see me.
We’ve never met, but I feel that I know you.
The look in your eyes, the way that you carry yourself
Even your smallest gesture
Speaks volumes to me.
Every feeling I have ever felt
I see reflected in you.
Wrapped up as you are in solitude,
You imagine that no one sees you
That no one knows you exist.
But I see, my friend.
I see you.