“Below The Surface”

i wish i didn’t care
about date nights
and laughter
about kids moving away
and spiritual connections

because
if i didn’t care
none of it would matter
and if none of it mattered
i’d never feel hurt

i wish i didn’t care
how my kids were treated
i wish i didn’t care
about heart conversations

i wish i didn’t care
about the past
my present
which future

but i do
which makes me weak
in the strongest way

“Quality Time”

if you didn’t know who I was
would you want to know me
if I was merely in the crowd
would you approach me

being seen isn’t
being known
and
being known isn’t
being seen

how do we come to know each other
or pretend to
how do we come to love each other
or pretend to

the time we invest
matters
and when there is no time
is one forgotten