Wednesday, April 19, 2023


As you probably know 
just from living 

a life so 
flush with 
perfect strangers,

isolation needs little 
by way of space 
and distance,

and it won't require desert 
conditions to grow. 

But to explain it 
in their midst invites 
the pain of contradiction:

as much disdain 
and jeering laughter 
as silence and seclusion. 

And yet, to ride it 
out alone is 

to the same 

like trying to plant 
a minuscule seed 

and somehow 
an ocean.