Some people you only have to look at
to know they have not felt the agony you have.
Oh, maybe they lost someone once a long time ago
but you somehow know they’ve forgotten that pain
exactly what it feels like,
they can’t reach out and touch it anymore
can’t imagine yours.
The woman in her house with her new carpeting, her kids,
Jason’s five now, Where does the time go?
and Howard, how he always plays golf on Saturdays but
It gets him out of my hair.
Life, the daily grind of it
seems easy for her
because Howard is home with the kids
in the backyard waiting for her
showing off his new clubs.