In desolate environments I stand

surrounded with robotic multitudes

of human beings.

Many rush through busy streets

in desperation.

Anticipating their soon-to-be

short-lived destination.



I stand and I watch as they whiz

by me; automobiles on a turnpike.



Blank stares have become warm greetings.

Shoves and pushes are now handshakes.



But I stand in my friendly,

welcoming solitude and hope

that one day a stranger will

stop and smile.



Pray that humanity has been

covered under the blanket of

simple existence.



Isn’t that exactly what we live to do?

exist in solitude.

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