Everyone

Simone Leigh

Nobody cares
all the time
for that someone
we think about
all the time.
Who can we
care about
all the time
if we ourselves, in
fact, are careless
some of the time.
So we carry
on caring at times,
when needed or convenient.
Then somebody 
writes a thank you 
because we cared 
for their singular 
‘all the time.’

Generations will read it,
solidifying your caring.
Still we know
nobody cares
all the time.