2009-07-31

Alone.

I drink alone
At the bar
Where a few others drink
Finding comfort in those they're with.

I sit alone
On the tram
Where dozens also sit
Confident in their destination.

I eat alone
At the restaurant
Where thirty diners
Know what the waiter will bring.

I work alone
At the office
Where fifty of my coworkers
See me as a bringer of change.

I sleep alone
In the hotel
Where a hundred weary travelers
Lie with their lover's embrace.

I walk alone
On the streets
Where thousands converse
In a language I do not understand.

I am alone
In a city of one million
Halfway around the world
From where my heart has stayed.