see him

when was the last time you hugged him?
when was the last time you cared
to know how his day went?
do you even see him there?
you’re too preoccupied by other things
more important than the one who matters the most
when will you realize you’re drifting farther away
every time you think the worst –
that the little boy you wanted is different
he’s not like all the other boys
he doesn’t play or talk like everyone else
the words he says are not noise
So see him, look at him,
tell him you care
play games with him, be there for him
don’t let him just stand there
waiting for you to see him
waiting for you to care
wanting nothing more than an embrace
from the father who’s not really there.