Loneliness is a Bright Screen (A Poem)

"What am I looking for, bright screen? Melt my time away. Hours passed grazing everyone’s surface. After looking at so many shells, I feel hollow." ~Molly Abel

What am I looking for, bright screen?
Melt my time away.
Hours passed grazing everyone’s surface.
After looking at so many shells, I feel hollow.
Kindness makes me ache.
The way a small morsel of food can ignite my hunger,
So does the genuine smile you give.
I want warm faces and soft bodies,
The silk of skin against my fingertips.
Not these glowing renditions.

Molly Abel

Molly Abel

Molly Abel is an LMT, Reiki practitioner, artist, and occasional poet residing in Texas with her faithful feline, Henry. You can check out Molly’s art through her Facebook page.

8 Responses

  1. Carrie says:

    Had to tweet this; it’s so good.
    You captured the moment so well!

  2. Claire says:

    Thanks for this

  3. Don Karp Don Karp says:

    I’m putting this on my timeline.

  4. Devorah Fox Devorah Fox says:

    Well said. I found myself thinking something quite similar the other day.

  5. This is touching and so familiar, Molly. I think many of us in this day and age have felt this. I admire how you’ve made this painful “alone together” experience so beautiful.

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