She sat among, but was alone

Talk was loud, but she heard nothing

She smiled, her eyes never sparkling,

This isn’t my place, my time, my desire

I can’t stay, I’m disconnected

Too much required, comfort abandoned

Overwhelming my unsettled mind

I need home, cat, music, my peace

Permission granted from within

She strolled away, ignoring the guilt 

Regret and shame pushed aside

Whispering, Oh, the relief of quiet aloneness.

Margo Johnson

December 15, 2022


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