I am an introvert
And I get lonely.
This is not a paradox.
It is a loneliness that sits deep in the soul,
Infusing itself into every atom of my being.
It covers me like a latex glove.
It suffocates me
And weighs me down.
Yet, I am an introvert.
I do not need someone physically near me.
I do not need you to hold my hand or stroke my hair.
I just need to know someone cares for me,
And thinks of me.
I still need space to breath and think and just be.
I am lonely-
Not because I AM alone,
But because I FEEL alone.