As he asked her for help
I knew it wasn’t easy
Ego tucked in
But she couldn’t bother to
The selfish way that she rushed to finish her laundry
No worry about the pain in another man’s heart
No worry about the confusion and embarrassment
As he stared at the machines
I yearned to help him
With the words just seconds away from spilling out of my heart
someone else came to the rescue
What happened to this man
Old enough to be my grandfather
Seemingly, doing laundry for the first time
There was a pain behind his eyes
Was it because he had lost his wife?
Is he missing that other half?
Is that why he stands here tonight?
Maybe broken-hearted ?
She couldn’t even look up from her life to see the lost in his eyes
Those were my thoughts in my mind after seeing him that night