Settling

You tell yourself that you’re burdened by busy

A slave to the schedule

That’s why you don’t stop.

 

You tell yourself that other people probably helped

That he was already given a meal

That’s why you don’t stop.

 

You tell yourself he is an addict

He did this to himself

That’s why you don’t stop.

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You tell yourself you can’t trust him to be close

He might hurt you.

That’s why you don’t stop.

 

You tell yourself that there are organizations

To help people like him

That’s why you don’t stop.

 

You tell yourself that he has a group of friends

Just like himself

That’s why you don’t stop.

 

You tell yourself that he doesn’t seem cold

He doesn’t need your coat.

That’s why you don’t stop.

 

Tonight he is going to die

If you don’t stop.