The Need for Silence Creeps Up On Me Again

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What brought this on?
Was I overactive?
Traveling too much?
With too many people?
Absent from God?
Whatever the reason
I can feel it now
— that draw
into silence and
I tend to resist it
at first
I feel a fear rise up
in me
I’ll be lonely
I can’t bear loneliness
Then boredom
I fear that too
Isn’t solitude
a waste of time?
I hear them out on
the street chatting
and laughing
and I wonder how
I’ll get my…



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Orla K.

Orla K.

Life coach writing about mental and emotional health, spirituality, healing, and travel.