Saturday, October 22, 2005


I taste the loneliness
thick enough to eat with a spoon

I hear their joy of belonging
and wish that I could bask in the warmth
they feel

I want to say
Don't be nice to me because you're a Christian and you have to

Be my friend because you want to.

Alone in the crowd

Still I wait.

1 comment:

Christine Lynxwiler said...

Lynette, You'd probably be amazed if you could see inside of others. Many many days I could easily write this poem (except for the fact that I stink at poetry, good job, btw.) I think maybe that feeling of never completely belonging reminds us that this world is not our home. At least that's what I tell myself. When I think of my circle of writer friends I always think of you, so you probably belong more than you realize. Love, Chris