Lonely | REBLOG from Hidden Bear

Lonely is an open wound
It never bleeds, never gets infected
And on its own never heals
It’s an invisible hole in your chest
Exposing your heart to the worlds arctic air

Cold burns your heart so you wear protection
Headphones at the store
Phone screens at parties
Longer routes to avoid co-workers
Read text messages with no response
Excuses are the armor for the lonely
A thousand reasons to be at home instead

Dreams of friendship at a dinner for one
Nightmares of someone seeing your bloodless wound
Tormenting you back to the shadows
Back to a cozy couch, a blanket, and Netflix
And the hole remains open
The armor stretches but can never quite cover it

Every business is selling bandages
Entertainment to distract you
Substances to numb you
Food to consume you
But none of them can stitch you whole again

Loneliness only heals by the warmth of another person
And we all have the warmth to ease our neighbors burden


©Hidden Bear 2021

I really felt this one, hardcore. Go check out Hidden Bear, if you haven’t already.

29 Comments on “Lonely | REBLOG from Hidden Bear

  1. “Every business is selling bandages” Amen and step right up.
    True too. True too. Ms Caribou.
    Your work reaches through the Internets and enthralls me always .

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