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Complete Isolation

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Complete Isolation

Am I man or ghost?
Am I mortal or apparition?
Questions or choices
or entwined reality?
For a state of confusion
sleeps within my fiber, and
slowly rips asunder, the final
sliver of my contemporary humanity,

Sunrises and sunsets go unseen,
as I fully embrace my departure
from time, human contact, and connection,
with a creative conviction and devotion
to my only passion as an excuse, a deceitful
reason to shelter myself from the tender
moments that keep emotions empowered
and empathy evolved,

Yet truth is untied by introspection,
and as I analyze, I accept reality,
Seclusion has become to me, the 
fruit that protects the emotional
body but imprisons the loving mind,
and by this bittersweet conundrum,
I am bound and devoted to this ambivalence,
by the mere comfort and promise of
being content,

And by such a promise, I have
personified my fear of emotional
agony, yet tamed its risk with the 
fierce whip of isolation, thus the shame
and allure become as one, And as I
lose who I was, and tolerate who I am,
my disconnection from humanity
hurts those who care, yet keeps me
safe, with ink as my final outlet,

Still, as I sacrifice need for need,
I am not the one who still suffers,
Those with hearts that beat for me,
have become victims of my seclusion,
and I ache for them, but less and less
with each breath, For my isolation
continues to force its fee, and I notice
only after it is taken, and as I see their pain,

Only my thoughts are heard, my wishes
important, and my contentment decreed,
And despite visions of tears and sorrow
that were once my salvation, Now, I 
only look away, and remain a willing
prisoner in the sweet self shelter, of
the nothingness I show, and will one day
feel, without rue...

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:37:00 AM
    Ok, this one relates to me and I UNDERSTAND it the most out of all of your work I have read so far. I'm adding it to my favorites, naturally

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 4:23:00 PM
    long time no comment my good friend. what a piece this was! powerful as usual! i am very sorry for my long absence but i shall be back upon the soup like never before! so i hope anyway! i have enjoyed your work as always it has fed my mind. hope all is well my friend and a very belated merry christmas and new year to you! --Madison

  1. Date: 12/28/2010 3:06:00 PM
    Hello Audonos, Just stopped by to check out what you are up to. I see, I get it, sometimes I need much more time alone however, duty calls and working full time. I envy you if you can accomplish this and still manage to keep connected. At any rate, this is wonderful, and I thank you for sharing it with us today. Happy New year dear As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 8:41:00 AM
    May no one invade your isolated sphere. May your deep well gush with more satiating emotions! After you have born your soul, may your shelter of retrenchment open up and caress the ones that hold you so dear!