anything except loneliness
should have made me feel blue
because my friends were all far away
and the world was out of view.
i felt a lot of things i'd been trying to ignore
and i felt like the world was a ceaseless bore.
anything and everything, i felt it like a wave to shore
but not lonliness, no, i wasn't lonely anymore.
in a world of isolation i should have felt rough
because everyone around me was collapsing with a huff.
but in the world of masks i was at home.
i no longer had to fake a smile to feel less alone.
at last, everyone felt as trapped as i
it took solitary confinement for me to feel alive.