By Julia Lima, TIWP Student
let us be alone together,
for it is the closest we can get
in this unfamiliar tunnel
we are traveling through.
let us be alone enough
enough to remember
the secret joys and comforts
of eavesdropping on silly conversations
and mapping out the life stories of strangers passing by
and other silly things that make us human.
let us be alone in sorrow
so that moments of laughter
so sweet and sensational
can become louder
on the other side.
let us be alone with our thoughts
exploring the intricate cavities of our minds
so that walking becomes more than walking
it becomes each foot
kissing the face of the earth
with comprehended purpose.
let us be alone from busy streets
away from the toxic rush of fast-paced business
from days that too quickly turn into nights.
let us be alone
and feel our solitude most deeply.
let us fear not being with no one but ourselves
for self-awareness is a great power to possess
making this time of aloneness
it is up to ourselves whether or not
we wish to accept it.