a poem

After all these years of isolation
how could I not be emotionally stunted

When I’m around another human
I’m amazed to see their mouth move
and to realize that they are alive
and breathing just like me

I didn’t mean to stay away this long
but before I knew it
twenty years had passed

So busy hiding away
I didn’t realize that the
world had kept going
without me

My room became my
sanctuary
And my only dream become
to hide away forever

Thinking that if I could
isolate in a box somewhere
maybe be fed once in a while
I would be happy

Sometimes loneliness would
seep in
but not really
for I’d block it all out
with the reasons
it was better to stay away

How do I recover from
this cycle

How do I re-enter society
after all of this time

And what good is my
love for another
if I can’t manifest it
in real life

Writer, Wife, Mama to many. My book of poetry, "Wandering Through the Darkness" can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yaos7vp3 Visit me at Misfit-believer.com

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