You never understood fear of being alone
Having been alone most of your life
People ask, “Are you lonely?”
of course, but what of that?
“Better to be alone than in bad company”
You know how bad company can get
Still, who knows your story?
Who can sit with a bottle of wine
Remember when? Your journals
Writing is a cast of the hole dug into you
-Copyright C.M. Mounts, December 2017