by qmonkey

most of the time when people die
i don’t actively care, and i don't think i’m alone in that
if i really take time to think about it, the list of people i would mourn
is between a baker’s dozen and a score
these are people i would think about, unprovoked
more than a year or two after their death, and still be saddened
i wouldn’t mourn people i don’t personally know
five thousand have died since i started writing this note
it would be strange and unworkable for me to be sad about that
obvious? honest? calous? apathetic?