They Don't Understand

People don’t understand

When someone falls

It’s more than a body hitting the floor

It’s something way more

It’s the resonating sound of a silent seat on the bus

The empty echo of silent jokes

The long forgotten order of a regular’s cup of coffee

The missing smile in an office chair

The silent humming of a passerby

The quiet murmur of a long-loved lover

People don’t understand

When someone falls

It’s more than a death

More than a loss of breath

It’s something way more.

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