That Thing You Meant To Do

You know how you do something for someone

And you think it’s a thing,

You’re doing for that someone else.

A kind thing.

A good thing.

That makes that someone else feel good.

And then it turns out

That that thing

Turns out to be a thing

That stops you in your tracks

When that someone else says to you

Out of the blue

As you’re saying goodbye

Without knowing it’s something you say to others

Every day

“You’re my favorite”

Your eyes grow wide

In wonder



And that thing you meant to do

For another

Is done for you