Everyone is polite, respectful
Hinting of admiration and budding friendships
Introducing themselves with warm smiles
That almost reach their eyes
Words express joy
Welcoming to the inner circle
Of a lifetime of friendships
But conversations slide into emptiness
She shifts, uncomfortable in the unknown,
Bracing against the billowing laughter
Based on private jokes and knowledge in common with everyone but her
She’s all alone in the friendly crowd
Wondering who will notice
Will you notice? Care?
Someone new to your church
your mom’s club
your family gathering
or your neighborhood
That’s all it takes
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