Solitude does not scare me.
I have worked alone for years.
Found peace in the quiet of my occupation.
Separate from the needs of others.
Mind focused, fingers flying.
Immersed in the creative act.
It is the unoccupied mind that terrifies me.
The quiet moments between things.
Between work and books,
family and friends.
Afraid of the quiet within.
The foolish words spoken,