there was some curiosity at first
some spoke as if friendly
me being there
every day they came

must have bothered them
not knowing anything,
just an old guy busting his ass
people don’t like to share much

I am friendly and often
I talk too much when I get going
I can go on too long
but I like to work
so I do work hard
why do you think they call it work
I always say

I think they like to talk about themselves
they just like their distance
their anonymity
for some it’s probably
hard to come by

you never know
what they might have done in their past
they don’t talk about it
they don’t ask you either
I get that