It’s hard to forget how lonely one is,
Friends may serve to distract
But distractions only work for so long.
Trying to occupy the mind with music
Not even dancing helped
Saying it out loud had confirmed it.
Neither smokes nor drinks could help
Watching the show from the crowd
Fighting back tears from nowhere.
Surrounded by people, yet so alone.
Driving by myself after work
Seeing friends from college.
Leaving before I was ready
Trying to hide watery eyes.
Bursting into tears as the door closed.