reprieve

it’s good to finally talk
with friends
long met
but never acquainted
in the night we share
conversations
interactions
there are sounds of laughter
all about the campsite
and for once I feel
at home
it’s true that I feel both
connected, and alone
at the same time
longing for what could have been
and what is yet to come
i feel the bliss of a gentle buzz
washing over me
the night is young
and I am old
but that doesn’t matter now
soon I will speak to thousands
or one
i inhale the secret breath of life
only to exhale
the breath of solitude
but only for a short time
till I join you

 

 

 

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