comfortable in loneliness,
you take solace in the pain
because you’ve never known much more,
or had anything else to gain.
when you’re free to be alone
you’ve always been okay
and when you’re confronted with the force of others,
it never works out your way.
so you live on the outside
of something you’re not sure is real,
and you convince yourself you’re happy,
that this is what you feel.