I know you actually saw me

I know you actually saw me, we caught each other’s gaze
I even heard you as you passed me muttering out my name
You looked a little sullen beneath that veneer so good
You looked like life is rough and strife and for you, m’dear, it should
But then maybe I’m mistaken, I didn’t see you at all
Maybe I caught the stench of shit and you popped into my thoughts
And there in street your shit shadow streaked by me and me alone
But I do hope it’s true, that I really saw you reaping all you’ve sown

Tomos James