How To Be Alone

Waiting for a friend
sipping tea, sunglasses on
passers-by double and disappear
as reflections in shop windows
everything lit golden
then dimmed behind my lenses
I stir the drink some more

Waiting for a friend
they’re half an hour late now
I barely notice
just watch the people
let my mind wander
the liquid turning in the cup

And it hits me, squarely, there
on the corner by the crossroads
these moments
left to my own devices
find me so contented
thinking, writing, dreaming
drawing, planning, scheming

Have I just mastered the art
of how to be alone
or am I just happy
Maybe…
I’m just truly happy
finally…

[2019]

Thanks for reading.

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Tom Alexander

"Art is a lie that tells the truth"

19 thoughts on “How To Be Alone”

    1. Thank you Sam! Much appreciated. Yes, those little moments of joy are precious and to be celebrated as much as the bigger ones, in my opinion. I hope you find one today. 😀 Thanks for reading and commenting.

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