• Catherine L. Haws

There are People out there Who Care

Maybe there aren’t as many

as you’d like,

and maybe they aren’t

responding right away, because

they are tending a garden

and tying little shoes

and grinding coffee

and blowing their nose

and remembering the library

and wondering how you are

as they are doing dishes

With their phone half in a pocket

in the other room.

Just because they are

busy and quiet

doesn’t mean they don’t exist

or don’t care about you.

Take me, for instance.