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Don’t leave

Photo by Ava Sol on Unsplash

As much as I’m dying
to be alone,
my craving for solitude
tends to be eclipsed
by the dread that precedes
utter loneliness.
It’s a despair that sets in
upon realizing
that only a trusted friend
can make things better,
someone to talk to,
to walk with
along life’s troublesome paths,
side by side, in complete harmony.
A soul who knows how to step away
to let you breathe and recover,
but will only leave you in the shadows
long enough for you to become
yourself again…



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Franco Amati

Franco Amati

Speculative fiction writer from New York. For published work visit or buy me a coffee at