Realization of Solitude #amwriting #poem #NationalPoetryMonth #micropoetry

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Man is the only being who knows he is alone

This morning, let me drink the silence
Let me swim in my own solitude
Being the profoundest condition
Of my humanity, you’d think

I should get to know her better
Intimacy and silence, that’s all
There every is, I cannot often
Penetrate another being with my love

Since surrender must occur mutually
And there are times my emotion
Does not require reciprocity
This morning, let me forget about altruism

For we all deserve the dream
Beyond myself, somewhere, I shall
Then wait for my own arrival
The slow enlightenment of lifetimes

Because two bodies, naked and entwined
Soul and body, mind and heart must somehow
Learn to live together and leap
Over time, we are not invulnerable

However in the silence of today
I realize there are no yesterdays, no names,
No you and I and no tomorrow
This morning, I want to give myself up
To something higher than I ever was.

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3 thoughts on “Realization of Solitude #amwriting #poem #NationalPoetryMonth #micropoetry

  1. such beautiful imagery. i really enjoyed this. it’s funny, i was just thinking about this very concept and how we ARE probably, perhaps with the exception of other apes, the only beings that consider loneliness and isolation and are affected by it. sometimes we crave it, but we cannot exist in isolation. maybe it’s a learned thing – this gregarious spirit we have – or maybe it’s innate. who knows…. lovely to ponder though, in my quiet Monday afternoon, in isolation.

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