|| Defining Alone-ness|
|| Christopher W. Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) |
|| Wed Dec 9, 1998 at 9:07PM |
A man is alone when he's totally without another
To talk to ... to be with ... above, or under covers
A state I've been in, essentially, for a dozen years
When a lady walked away, bringing many tears ...
And although there have been some periods since
When it looked as though a princess found her prince
Her coach invariably transformed back into a pumpkin
As her prince's found slipper turned out to be too thin
And the glass shattered once more, as the heel broke
And, once again ... the prince was alone - just a spoke
In the wheel of life ... going gently around and around
Feeling the bumps underneath ... and just a few sounds
As, occasionally ... the phone rings, and a few words ...
Are spoken into the ear of a man who's just never heard
Whose only means to connect with the rest of the world ...
Is to write simple poetry ... and in this way, loneliness unfurls
(c) Christopher W. Thomas
9pm Wed. December 9th, 1998