Background Noise

Awareness is lacking

Don't you know?

Moving too fast to think

About present times.

Those around us die,

Their lives unknown

But do others care?

Too worried about

What nonsense awaits.

Strangers on the bus

Are nothing but

Background noise.

Fear keeps us from

Each other daily

But do we want to

Know each other?

Maybe? Not really.

It is a nice idea

To be more present

In our time.

And when it's too late

Is when we'll realize.