Can You Hear Me

Can you hear me?
Do you really care?
I hear you say you do,
but you’re not mentally there.

You focus your attention
on your computer or your phone.
I’m wanting your attention…
inaudibly I groan.

 This isn’t just an occasional thing,
it seems to happen daily.
I’m broken on the inside,
but I try to smile bravely.

You tell me that you love me
and that you want to spend time together.
I think you believe you need a lot of money,
but that would take forever.

We’ve discussed this many times before,
I feel like you think it’s ‘for the birds’.
But clearly you don’t understand this:
your actions speak much louder than any of your words.