Loneliness is –

Loneliness is

Shattered glass sprinkled across the pavement

when the snow covers the earth

The froth crawling across the beach

or vacant seaweed drifting out to the ocean

It is the silence of a broken house

Still,

Dense,

Yet loneliness, too, is noise

Endless static

Boiling water left unattended

A starved rodent, sleeping

A waking nightmare

Loneliness is –

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