I was alone today
but this man was lonely

I figured
maybe two months

none of his teeth were missing
there were no sores on his face
and he was not rambling
yet

there are levels in loneliness
that will make you incrementally lose yourself
and your relation to other people

I watched this man as the crowd depressed through the both of us
going home
going to gym
going for a drink
going to complain
going to fuck

we all need it
a connection
or rebellion

and there are moments when a stranger deserves
just a little bit of your time