He Said He Tried

by Duane Anderson

He Said He Tried
Listen he said.
No one did.
Everything continued just the same.
He walked away,
looking at those around.
The world was there,
he was there.
He stood
looking at the world,
wondering,
wandering,
across the universe,
Look at me,
don’t ignore me.
I am here,
don’t walk away,
speak to me.
No one heard.
Listen he said.
No one did.

Duane Anderson

Duane Anderson currently lives in La Vista, NE. He has had poems published in Fine Lines, Cholla Needles, Tipton Poetry Journal, and several other publications. He is the author of ‘On the Corner of Walk and Don’t Walk,’ ‘The Blood Drives: One Pint Down,’ and ‘Conquer the Mountains.’


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