Humans Are Social Beasts

Humans are social beasts-

Yet not you not I-

We do not seek isolation,

It is within us, our state of being.

Invoked by the slick words of crowd-pleasers

The expected, accepted norms-

We retreat like wolves-

Into ourselves…



I may choose to mark my life with meetings-

A calendar in a way-

A cycle reminding me of my intrinsic state of isolation…

For my years will last much longer,

If I count each meaningful meeting with a human as a revolution of this planet-

Or maybe I should count an interesting interaction as marking a day…

Either way,

If I lived this way-

My years would stretch to eternity…