Cherish the friends and ones you have close to you.
You don’t need to look far.
You want to help someone in need, catch a ride, jump in your car, they’re down the street, not terribly far.
Someone close could be having a bad day.
Call them up, say hello,
tell a joke let them know you’re there.
That’s kindness, your presence and attention.
But our presence and attention
goes to our phones.
The next idol to take
the world by the storm.
And we forget who is close.
To the love in front of us; aging,
but we look to the screen to catch a permanent picture of a beauty queen.
All the troubles of the world
at the press of a button,
and those who want your attention, tuning in to distant places when the trouble is outside your own door.
Sending love where it isn’t seen
if we could only put down the screen.
My love is within reach when there’s nothing in-between, aging in love, my friends and me.