She introduced herself to me four times before I noticed her.
I didn't pay enough attention to her.
She was the one who reached out to me.
I started out the year yelling at him.
And I initially misjudged him.
So, what have I learned this year?
That I am quick to judge.
That I don't see people the first time around.
That I've needed a lot of second chances.
And that I've gotten them.
But I don't want to have to rely on the second chances.
And I'd like to be kinder the first time.
I am supposed to be compassionate; there I was dismissive.
I am supposed to listen; there I just walked on.
Now, they pursued me and I thank them for it.
But how long will it take until I learn to see?
And how long before I simply don't judge?