Close the Door

Close the Door by Angela Prew

Close the door
shut out the world
sink into an armchair
alone

Choose solitude not loneliness.
Loneliness is
the absence of company,
of friends, family,
of people met in the street,
in supermarkets,
or sitting in the next seet.
Loneliness leaves a discontent
that eats the soul.

To choose solitude,
to escape the daily rush,
the confusion, the noise,
to close the door
find an empty beach,
to sit beneath a tree
and look up at mountains,
brain in neutral,
problems banished,
maybe a book on the knee.

That is to know
true luxury.

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