to be alone and lonely i -viii

to be alone and lonely i

to be alone and lonely ii  

to be alone and lonely iii

to be alone and lonely iv  

to be alone and lonely v 

to be alone and lonely vi 

to be alone and lonely vii

to be alone and lonely viii

These poems on loneliness and aloneness, written in August & September 2017,  are an attempt to discover these states, what causes them, what cures them, and if they are incurable, how to live with them. There is a sort of shame about the solitude that comes with these two, for solitude seems to be contrary to the human nature to be liked, to form part of a group/a tribe, in essence, to belong. But it should not be so, to heal a heartbreak, to grapple with our idea of being loveable or unloveable, to see the lack thereof of companionship where there should be some and more, is something that happens mostly in the silence of our thoughts, and that is the loneliness/aloneness that makes us who we are, that we cannot escape from, and how we merge from those moments of introspection ultimately determine how we give and receive affection.

– Daisy Moraa, November 20, 2017.

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