Lonely Together

Some of us feel the depth of our loneliness more intensely because of our wiring or our wounds or both. But I’m convinced all of us know some degree of loneliness even though we don’t talk about it. Well, I’ve seen poets talk about it. Poets are great at naming what the rest of us want to avoid. We walk around with smiles plastered on our faces, numbing our loneliness or misnaming it or camouflaging its secrecy with busy-ness and denial.

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