Nobody’s name remains unknown.
But she or he is out there, they’re
walking down the street, headphones
on or skipping through a school yard
or just finishing class, stepping out
of an office that’s now stifling.
And if nobody knows me
chances are he or she has friends
maybe some family and possibly
many many acquaintances.
And when they return the
thumbs up I’ve anticipated
then nobody becomes a friend forever.