Room for Rent

When you don’t have a room

To yourself, you find space

In places where others are.

A room of a different kind.

In your mind

I suppose that’s why I

Don’t like others as much

As I used to.

Now everyone is intruding

On my space.

Now everyone is taking

Away my privacy.

So I seclude myself,

And hide away in my


And you may be speaking

With me. Conversing with

Me. But not I with you

Because I’m actually

Just in my room.

Waiting for you to leave.

And now I find I am

Never alone.

And yet always lonely.

Go away.