Near Misses

Sometimes I read
“missed connections”
just to see…

All these people
who don’t feel
good enough,
who put everyone
before and above
who feel like
if they could just
get some of that
gold dust
on them…
in their life…
they could be whole.

And hopelessly posting
their wish
on a web site,
knowing the odds
of the right person
seeing it…

Of anyone seeing it
except someone
as empty as them…

They may as well
write love letters
to the lottery.

-GD Butler

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