Sunday, January 15, 2012

S P A C E



Give me space .
S P A C E

I find myself wishing often for room to just be.
No explanations, no forced conversations.
I am too warm.  I am too cold.
I am too much of everything.
Too irritable.  Too lonely.
Too busy.  Too tired

Mostly, too tired.

Leave me alone.
L E A V E
Me alone.

Let me
Sleep.
Read.
Be silent.
Be alone.
Be in my own world.

It is a funky world
but I know me there.



7 comments:

  1. SSSSSSHHHHHH hi, jt, just slipping by to whisper a soft greeting. Leaving...

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  2. but leave me a hug, okay, Markie?

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  3. I *love* this. I can relate to exactly what you say.

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  4. And, Sarah, at least you have a good excuse - a first and third grader can do that to you. I don't have such an excuse (anymore anyway...).

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  5. My hugs cannot be interpreted as soft or whispery. When I see you, my hug will lift you off the ground. That's because I am always happy to see you. Surprises come along routinely for me…

    And my word was "grayin." Hell, gray in, gray out, it's all good.

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  6. Hey, JT, you spend all day at work surrounded by middle-schoolers and coworkers and parents, right? That's as good an excuse as any, I'd say. Not that the funkiness really needs or waits for an excuse...in my experience anyway.

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  7. Thanks for the encouragement, MM! I do spend my days largely in crisis mode - whether it's a student or parent crisis or some admin issue that needs a solution NOW. So, yes, when I get home I want SOLITUDE and SILENCE. But I feel bad when I know there are other people at my house who want company. :(

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