By myself

Is all I'll ever be.

But that's fine;

I don't need company.

For desiring others

Makes me selfish, you see.

And so I'll be nice

And lock myself away

Where I can bother no one

And disturb nobody.

Because I don't deserve companionship;

I never did; I can't demand it.

I'm owed nothing,

Least of all other people,

So I've learned not to expect

Anyone's precious time for myself.