Silent, lonely solitude,
darkens my feelings,
enlightens my mind.
No other truce
between the world and I
has existed, until this time.
The duration of my sojourning,
stationary in my domicile,
will persist, as I become accustomed
to the quietude that surrounds me.
As my thoughts settle, and my heart is calm,
I gravitate to the understanding
that a lifetime spent in hectic embrace
with the world is an allotment
not worth nearly as much as
searching the empty spaces,
between revelation and mundanity,
my inbreath and my outbreath,
past experiences and current news.