Do You Know…

Do you know

How many thanks yous

That I never got

Strangely, slowly understanding

Every single plot

Over appreciating

The underappreciation

Finally seeing the exactness

Of this paralysis

Do you know

How many bless yous

That I never heard

Then I learned

What it truly means

When someone lacks

The humanity of empathy

The mirror reflecting me

This wasn’t meant to be

Do you know

How many how are yous

That were never reciprocated

Recognizing the one sidedness

Of this primal darkness

Uneasy at the number of times

I needed to go around the sun

Just to finally realize

I am not the one