I watched you from a far
Safe in my haven, my comfort zone
I knew you needed help but I looked the other way.
I know I could have done more but I didn’t
I watched you fumble, stumble, fall down.
I’ve asked myself so many times
Why didn’t I help, what as I thinking?
You deserved so much more than my indifference.
I think it was fear, the unknown,
I was quite young back then,
Unschooled in the ways of the world
Shut off from the harsh world of reality.
But that I ignored your calls has haunted me
‘You’ll need help one day.’
This has echoed in my mind ever since.
You are probably long dead now
A distant but vivid memory
I never knew your name
I never saw you again
But I am sorry for my feigned apathy
I looked away, scared, inept
I am sorry.