What does a person matter?

What does

a Person matter?


Distant and not

in our field

of view,

we forget.


Or is it that we

don’t want

to remember?


Held in the

confines of

no where

to go,

this Person

is visible

but invisible,

on the borderline

between left

and not yet arrived.


What does a

Person matter?


Only as we look

into their eyes

and take in

their face

and feel the

suffering there.


In memory of Emmanuel Levinas