by Marc Alexander Valle
She told my co-worker
that I was just in deep thought
after he asked why I don’t talk.
So often labeled ‘quiet’
that I started to get used to it.
She said that co-workers referred to her as a ‘dolt’
when it came to judging character.
But maybe she just needed a euphemism.
Like ‘deep thought’ for ‘odd’,
or ‘good-natured’ for ‘dolt’.
But I never said anything.
I was in too deep of thought
to realize that I should.