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The Perks of Being an Introvert

I always bring a book to a social gathering
just to be sure
in case people are being to people-y
and I need the familiar comfort of
words.

I can always sit down in a corner
safely tucked away
where I’ll never have to make small talk
and alone with the stories I
dance.

We need some alone time
the words and I
how much I have is never enough
being introverted has its
pitfalls.

But, on the other hand,
when I’m standing and talking
(about nothing, to no one, to be sure)
I can be no one other than
Me.

But when I open up my
emergency book
I can fly everywhere but here
I can be everyone but
Me.




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R. said...
Jul. 27, 2012 at 9:06 am:
I really like the last two stanzas, the parts about being yourself, and how, it seems, you long to be someone else than yourself.  I really think that part is pretty well-written :)
 
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julietted said...
Jul. 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm:
This poem is just wonderful! Keep writing. I really enjoyed your piece. 
 
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