Quiet pursuit of alone time
is continual in the crush and hurry
that is my life —
Covetous am I of even minuscule moments
presenting with nothing and no one
Still, deviant to my solitary nature
an innocuous act with trivial impact
of connecting on social media
catapults me into being
now — forever —
part of something crowded,
much bigger than me
even in only my own company.
And in a not-quite-ironic way, I find I like that.
© 2012 Shari Lynne Smothers