There used to be a silence

an aloneness that went away.

I’d look back in longing

at those wonderful days.

Then it was messaging

and junk mail that clogged the mind

with a sense of ‘too busy’

even when there was enough time.

So it was unsubscribe and delete

and let’s talk on the phone

or goodbye for now

till your ‘too busy’ is gone.

Now there’s a silence.

An aloneness that I really enjoy

a quiet peaceful empty

with my hot cup of chai.

Because freedom needs space.

The lines goodbye for now till your ‘too busy’ is gone are meant as a reminder rather than a decision to create distance. A reminder that all relationships, whether they’re with family or with friends, need time and commitment.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - and are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

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