For awhile I avoided him,

I’d see him creeping around a corner,

Lurking in the late evening

Everyone always says “learn to be alone”

But they never teach you how to love loneliness


It took me awhile to reach for his hand,

Or even look in his direction

But some days he was the only thing in sight

We started reading books, going on walks together,

Getting early lunch, and late coffee

He could not be seen nor heard

But his presence brought comfort

That I never knew I needed


But too much time spent with him

Can be draining

The only way to love loneliness,

Is to take small bites at a time

Only the prescription you were given,

It’s okay to crave time away from loneliness

He will be there when you come back

Just don’t forget to let loneliness have his alone time too