We sit and consume,
crated into cubicles;
isolated despite our need for
Faces covered by
cloth, bandanna, and plastic to
shield us from
each other, from
Communal meals now
sundered and eaten alone.
To what do we belong if
we can be together no longer?

by Erik Shinker

What It Means to Be Alone

It is a strange thing to look around and come to the realization you are alone; it is even more strange to comprehend that you don’t mind it being this way. But how did you get here? Did everyone leave you, or was it a slow process of elimination until you were the only one left? Isolation can be comforting, especially for introverts, but is it healthy? At what point does cynicism overrule optimism and force you to accept your isolation? They say that hindsight is 20/20, so let’s take a look back at how this came to be, and what it means to be alone.

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