Alone

By , Anaconda, MT
Sitting down, surrounded by friends,
I feel alone. Utterly, completely alone.
I joke and laugh along with everybody, but
I’m not there. I am miles away.
My body, just a shell.

I am not happy or sad.
I am not dead or alive.
I am not weak or strong.
I just am.

I am a TV. set with one thing.
Static!
Occasionally there is something more on my screen.
Something I can almost make out, but
In a flash it is gone.

What is trying to come through?
Is it good, or bad?
Sometimes it scares me,
This unknown flicker, but
I know that no matter what
I have to know, just, what it is.





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jacobmhkim said...
May 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm
This kind of reminds me of A Catcher in the Rye, which is pretty much the basis for teenage loneliness and confusion. I really liked the bland tone you create to fit with the theme and the "Static!" part because it introduces sudden excitement that goes away quickly that coincides with the lines after.
 
bbeast replied...
May 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm
Thanks. I wasn't trying for that. It just came out.
 
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