by imlikeabirdillonlyflyaway

Donald Oswald Alexander was his name

but his coworkers just called him by his initials–D O A

because they didn’t bother

no one bothered

 

Every day he drove to work alone

remained in his cubicle, alone–except for the phone calls he made

drove home alone

to his apartment, alone

 

He really was a good person

but no one bothered to notice,

just left him alone

 

One day he decided to walk to work

for a change

for fresh air

to see other people walking

 

He saw a little boy too

crossing the street

he fell

Donald Oswald Alexander ran to help

he stopped to pick the boy up

the bus didn’t stop

 

An ambulance came–

eventually

the boy was fine

 

When Donald Oswald Alexander was finally wheeled into the hospital

he was still

just

D. O. A.

 

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