Before It’s Too Late
I encountered someone
who seem perfectly normal,
who turned out to be suicidal.
I had a chat with him,
to discuss his woes,
with sprinkles of advice.
I’m glad I didn’t pay less attention,
that I didn’t turn away in his time of need,
that I was able to offer a listening ear.
Since we can’t tell who is suicidal (or dying),
may we be kind to one another,
before it is too late, before we regret.