Put your phones down;
stop thinking about yourself.
Look at me.
Do you not see the tears welling up
and streaming down my face?
You choose to ignore me.
You run on your treadmill of self,
not caring for your fellow man.
The poor are not to be banished,
they too need compassion and love.
Do not look away; see their pain.
I'm lost in the void:
I remember doing wrong things
and yet knowing I'm not responsible.
I don't understand how
to undo what I did except
to let myself off the hook.