We were talking
She and I
It’s so much better
To be alone
She said

Than to be with
Someone whose
Presence takes
A little more of
Your soul everyday

And I know this
And I know there
Is not a lot of time left
For me to save my soul
Rescue my heart
Begin again

And I know
Is not the same
as loneliness

But still

I dread
The coming alone time

~ me