Alone...being pushed and shoved on
the sidewalk of a big city intersection, each person on their own separate
path, yet with no paths intersecting.
Alone...deep in the dark, silent
evergreens, where even the wind is a hushed whisper among the branches.
Alone...wandering among a crowd of
superficial friendships, separated by the vast distances of politeness and
Alone...with the chill autumn
breeze blowing mournfully through the bare trees beneath leaden grey clouds.
Alone...sealed within a city room
at nighttime, the rest of the world forgotten and forgetting.
Alone...lost amid the soft,
swirling white flakes of a winter evening snowfall.
Alone...with one who was once close
but who is now a stranger.
Alone...on a beach strewn with
driftwood, and the endless waves stretching out to infinity under the sinking
Alone...in a tent beside a small
prairie lake amid an infinite plain of golden, rolling grass.
Alone...watching the gold-red sun
sink behind the cool evening trees.
Alone...separated by distance from
others...For some it is only a short, easy journey; for others it is an
infinite, arduous voyage.
Alone...beneath the clear night
sky, with the cold sphere of the bright full moon shining down through the
trees amid an infinite blanket of silently watching stars.
Alone...standing beside a road with
your thumb out, trying to pull a ride out from the impersonal traffic.
Alone...amid the bare silhouettes
of tree branches swaying to and fro in the wind, creaking slowly in the cool
Alone...in a place full of people
and friends, now empty to the sight, but not to the mind.
Alone...relentlessly pursuing a
career, pushing forward to the ever distant goal of "success".
Alone...at the top of a mountain,
the wind in your hair, as the world expands to infinity beneath you.