Friday, December 21, 2012

Our Atomic Lives


Our atomic lives can never be fused.
No nuclear furnace of love
Whether erotic, companionate or both
Can fuse two hydrogen’s into one permanent helium.
Nor can the deepest Pythian friendship
Save perhaps in the rarest of cases
Keep two bonded lives from some fissile shock;
Alone we are doomed to be.

Alone we are doomed to be.
But is that really true?
No doom has been pronounced upon us.
Our aloneness simply is.

Beyond this, the real, awful aloneness,
Is not the aloneness from others, but from our own selves.
Alienation is always, finally, internal.
For both introvert and extravert.

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