Loneliness: A Poem

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My heart beats

With the intensity of a maelstrom,

Pounding away at this empty ache,

Demanding to be filled, demanding

To be held

Demanding

A presence left absent like

A pebble on the seashore, small,

Insignificant, cold; it aches like a hurricane

Ripping apart a tumult inside,

Tearing out my heart and tossing it

To the wind, only to be caught again

In your hands.


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