Solitary Interlude


Solitary Interlude

The luxury of time alone.
No lapses for which to atone.
No tasks assigned. No obligations.
Only personal tribulations.
No one to answer to or for.
A bolted gate. A locked front door.
No need to dress or comb my hair.
Leaving my room, no one is there.

Company is glorious,
but, alas, laborious.
The same is true of visiting.
A bird that’s always on the wing
has no time to enjoy her nest.
I leave it up to you what’s best—
company or solitude?
Activity or quietude?

I am no hermit. I crave no den.
I love the places where I’ve been.
A bit of each is what I’d choose.
Sometimes one and sometimes twos.
But as for now, I must declare,
my guest room empty with no one there
gives me the perfect company:
one-on-one, myself and me.

10 thoughts on “Solitary Interlude

  1. SAM VOELKER

    I really like it, but why does it sound so familiar~? Maybe it is because this is what like too, until I get lonely~! Then I start calling friends or writing too much~! Maybe I can put it in that “like file” and some day post it as my own, when you forgot that you wrote it~!!
    SAM

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