Is isolation a valid lifestyle?
Not in the eyes of this society
which I have tried so desperately
to wean myself of.
Hermits are not permitted to live in peace.
You cannot stake a claim on stolen land
without first serving your term in the system —
agree to their terms to earn your pittance
so you may pay your lifesavings
for a plot of land:
two and a half feet wide by eight feet long.