I Am Loneliness

The bravest run from me,

the weakest succumb.

I stand alone, but can be found among many,

and with many around me.

People have died for me,

but I have never killed.

To starve me off, people lie.

About themselves and to themselves.

My silence is voice,

and my voice is the silence.

I am a muse of the mind,

but never a welcome one.

I can be ignored, but not forgotten.

I am loneliness.