I ran from the world today…
I do that sometimes
When the world seems to close in on me.
At those times I run into the relative silence
Of my own thoughts,
Disconnect from everything except
My computer screen,
Which stares out at me benignly,
Making no demands,
Allowing me to look within.
I close the door and open the window,
And I walk no farther than
To the kitchen and back again.
But you are never far from my thoughts,
In fact, my self-imposed silence
Brings you closer to me, my friend,
To a place inside my thoughts where I can rest
And savor warm memories of you
That are closer than my own breathing.
I ran from the world today,
But I found another world
The one that you and I inhabit together,
The one that defies space and time,
All sense or reason.